R43: Your research and intellectual property rights
Research is about the creation of new and novel approaches. Some of our research ideas have financial value and these should be protected.
Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) affect the way both you and others can use your research outputs, and these issues should be considered at the outset of any research project.
Failure to clarify rights in your primary data and permissions for the use of secondary data at the start of your research can affect:
- the quality of your research;
- your ability to use and disseminate the data;
- your right to receive credit as the data creator; and
- your right to exploit the data for profit.
It can also cause you legal trouble. This workshop looks at the ways intellectual property can be protected.
Full guidance on IP can be found in the University's IPR Guidance.
Facilitators: Professor Andrew Pollard and Luke Hill