The scenario of University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) which is considered as a large Tier 1 research university is that," If your project is something you can do entirely without university resources, then the university doesn’t need to be involved. Keep the check from RocketHub and spend it on your own to move your research forward".
Universities are just beginning to grapple with crowdfunding, so there is going to be some variation in the official response to crowdfunding.
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