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World Rugby Research Funding General Principles and Priorities

World Rugby uses research to ensure that any Law changes are evidence-based and thoroughly trialled prior to implementation

The following general principles should be taken into account when considering applying to World Rugby for research funding in the areas of player welfare and safety:

Research should:

Funding:

World Rugby continues to be at the leading edge of research in the development of artificial turf through the One Turf programme

Approval:

The following projects will not be considered for funding unless initiated by the World Rugby:

The following topics have been identified as priorities for research by the World Rugby Medical Science and Research Group:

World Rugby priorities for each year will be published on the Player Welfare website within a month of the annual World Rugby Medical Commission Conference.

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