The Principles Regarding Rights to Future Research Results in University Agreements with External Parties (pdf) policy establishes the fundamental parameters for negotiating agreements with external parties to address rights and obligations associated with future University research results.

This policy applies to any UC agreement with others that addresses future research results, whether that agreement is administratively managed as a contract or grant, a procurement, a sales and services contract, or is in another form.

Rights and obligations associated with future research results shall be based on eight principles. Read more »

Policy & Guidance

Policy PDF

August 26, 1999

The Principles Regarding Rights to Future Research Results in University Agreements with External Parties establish the fundamental parameters for negotiating agreements with external parties to address rights and obligations associated with future University research results.

Presidents Atkinson's Letter to the Chancellors and Laboratory Directors PDF

Principles governing rights and obligations for future research results

The eight governing principles include open dissemination of research results, commitment to students, public benefit and informed participation.

Questions and answers

Questions and answers about the UC policy authority structure for granting rights to future research results arising from university relationships with extramural parties.

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