All ECU academic staff involved in funded research projects are requested to complete an Intellectual Property (IP) Deed confirming assignment of IP ownership to ECU. The Intellectual Property Deed for General Funded Research is a one-off, overarching Deed and is intended to apply for all future research projects in which you participate. For further information regarding intellectual property assignment at ECU, please refer to the Intellectual Property policy and Frequently Asked Questions on the Policies, forms and guides web page. Please read the Deed thoroughly to ensure you understand all the terms and consider obtaining independent legal advice. Please then print and sign the Deed, arrange witnessing, and return a scanned copy to firstname.lastname@example.org. Research Services will arrange signing of the Deed by Director Research Services and recording of the Deed.
ECU research students involved in funded research projects may be required to sign an individual IP Assignment Deed. The attached Student Intellectual Property and Confidentiality Deed is prepared for projects which are funded by external organisations. This Deed must be presented to the student by their supervisor, with instructions that before the student is asked to sign the Deed or allowed to participate in the project they are:
Please request the student to complete the first page, print and sign the Deed, arrange witnessing, and return a scanned copy to email@example.com. Research Services will arrange signing of the Deed by Director Research Services and recording of the Deed.
In certain circumstances ECU Staff may need to sign an additional Intellectual Property Deed for a Specific Research Project. The circumstances where this could occur include:
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