8.2 Collaboration

  • STFC expects collaborative research, either in the form of the joint pursuit of research with industry e.g. through IPS, or between similar organisations to be put on a formal footing, for example, through a collaboration and/or exploitation agreement.
     
  • STFC will not contribute to negotiating exploitation agreements for collaborative research but will require an assurance that an agreement, acceptable to all parties, exists before the research begins.
     
  • Arrangements for collaboration and/or exploitation must not prevent the future progression of research and the dissemination of research results in accordance with academic custom and practice and the RCUK policy on Open Access.
     

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