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Research Data Management

Technology Transfer & Intellectual Property

UO-specific guidance regarding intellectual property: If you will be dealing with sensitive data or Intellectual Property (IP), you may need to follow certain requirements for managing that data. The University of Oregon's Office of Innovation Partnership Services (IPS, formerly Technology Transfer Services) partners with UO innovators, the public, and industry to accelerate the adoption of innovations derived from UO research and education. IPS can help you with questions regarding intellectual property. Although they might not be addressed in a data management plan, non-research records (e.g. consent forms, correspondence, and other project files) that may be covered by Oregon’s public records law should be managed according to UO Records Management policies.

Sample UO-specific language for a project that does not expect to produce patents or other valuable intellectual property: While the UO retains rights to tangible research or sponsored project property, it is the general policy of the University that such results be made available to the public (the policy is available here and here). The PI will be responsible for determining what needs to be retained under this policy.