Principles for Collaboration

In our opinion these principles should be considered when reviewing an opportunity for a relationship with industry.

1. Freedom to publish own results

2. Freedom to do follow up research

3. Freedom to do follow up research with third parties

4. Freedom to use foreground for educational purposes

5. Ownership of foreground follows inventorship/creatorship

6. No obligatory assignment of foreground

7. Market conditions for access to foreground for commercial use

8. Access conditions include an anti-shelving clause*

9. No obligation to grant access to background for use outside the project

10. No automatic access to future results/IP rights (which are not foreground)