Due Diligence

There is increasing emphasis on Trusted Research and Innovation and our funders to have policies and processes that require appropriate and proportionate risk-based due diligence.

Lancaster University values our collaborative partnerships for research, enterprise, and engagement highly and these enrich our teaching and research, and as a responsible research organisation, we need to understand who we are partnering with and assess any financial, reputational, and operational risks involved, particularly when partnering with overseas organisations.

Our due diligence process is a way to mitigate these potential risks and assure both ourselves and our UK based funders that partner organisations overseas have the capacity, probity, and expertise to carry out the activities requested of them.

The Research and Enterprise Due Diligence process was approved by the Research Committee in November 2022. The relevant documents can be accessed here: