Policy and position statements
Our views and requirements for research practice and funding. Grantholders should read these policies in conjunction with the grant conditions and their award letter.
Full guidelines on good research practice
The criteria that host institutions should satisfy when handling allegations of research misconduct.
Joint BBSRC, MRC and Wellcome Trust policy and position statement on managing risks of misuse associated with grant funding activities. Updated in July 2015.
Our policy on the use of personal information in research.
Our policy on bullying and harassment.
Our requirements for grantholders before, during and after clinical trials.
Our policy on research involving human participants.
Guidance notes on research involving human participants living in low- and middle-income countries.
Our policy position and framework on health-related findings in research. Updated in March 2014.
Our policy position on the use of stem cells in research. Updated in October 2013.
Our policy on intellectual property.
Our requirements for commercialising Wellcome-funded intellectual property.
Our policy for managing conflicts of interest where Wellcome-funded researchers are involved in commercial organisations.
Our policy on the management and sharing of data, software and materials that arises from research that Wellcome funds.
Our position statement in support of open and unrestricted access to published research.
Our position statement on the use of animals in medical research.
Our policy on researchers who are funded by the tobacco industry.
Our policy on confidentiality of the application review process.
Our position statement on full economic costs in UK universities.
Our position statement on complying with international sanctions.
Our position on the Concordat to Support the Career Development of Researchers.
Our position statement on the release and access to genome sequence information.
Our policy on human remains held by the Science Museum on behalf of Wellcome.
The environmental practice guidelines we follow.
Contact our information officers if you have a question about our funding policies.