Failure to think about Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) at the start of your study may cause legal dispute later on. In addition, it may lead to limitations to your research, its dissemination, future related research projects, and associated profit or credit.
Designing a study may already lead to protectable ideas. Ask yourself:
If you answer yes to all of the above questions, please contact an expert at your UMC who can help you with IPR for your specific study.
IPR can be used in different ways and under various circumstances. Examples are: