These documents describe and explain relevant aspects of research commercialisation at The Open University.
The Commercialisation Handbook also briefly illustrates what Intellectual Property is, why it is important and how the Research Strategy and Quality Office will support this area.
The Research and Enterprise Intellectual Property Policy sets out The Open University’s position on the development, protection, exploitation and ownership of Research Intellectual Property (IP), by which is meant IP that arises from all types of scholarship and is not copyright in teaching activities. The policy applies to full or part-time students studying for a research degree under a student agreement (‘research students’) and all ‘employees’ of the University including academic staff, academic related staff, research staff, support staff and visiting, honorary and emeritus role holders and personnel in collaborating organisations who are under an OU contract of employment, signed agreement or letter of appointment. Research data, except that related to patents, is not covered by this policy. Copyright in Teaching Activities is not covered by this policy and reference should be made to Learning and Teaching Solutions (LTS) for guidance in this respect.
Note: For more information on the policy covering intellectual property and commercialisation, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 01908-659783.
For more information about changes to policy, terms and conditions, and curriculum visit the change log.