Research end-user is defined as an individual, community or organisation external to academia that will directly use or directly benefit from the output, outcome or results of the research.
Examples of end users includes businesses, governments, non-governmental organisations, communities and community organisations. Specific exclusions of research end-user are:
- Other higher education providers
- Organisations that are affiliates, controlled entities or subsidiaries (such as Medical Research Institutes) of a higher education provider
- Equivalents (international or domestic) of the above exclusions