972. Provision of research services.

972.     Provision of research services.

UKRI1 may, in connection with any of its functions2, provide research services to a person (whether or not in the United Kingdom)3.

The following are 'research services'4:


    (1)     undertaking research into science5, technology, humanities6 or new ideas;


    (2)     making facilities available for the undertaking of such research by another person;


    (3)     the carrying out of any other activity for the purposes of, or in connection with, the undertaking of such research.