The term Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) refers to the expression of all ideas and information.
IPR are generated by the University on a daily basis. The careful management of IPR is critical particularly where personnel external to the organisation, such as other researchers, companies, government departments or Local Authorities, have access to the information.
IPR issues specifically arise in projects such as collaborative research, contract research, consultancy, and specialist and other services provided by the University.

Information on the various types of IPR and guidelines on treating confidential information when dealing with external organisation is available on the Research and Regional Services website.

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