Intellectual properties: yours, theirs and others'

Marsh, Helene, and Burnell, James (2007) Intellectual properties: yours, theirs and others'. In: Denholm, Carey, and Evans, Terry, (eds.) Supervising Doctorates Downunder: keys to effective supervision in Australia and New Zealand. Acer Press, Camberwell, VIC, Australia, pp. 71-78.

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The processes of research and research training have been radically transformed. The old paradigm of discovery was characterised by the hegemony of disciplinary research and driven by the autonomy of researchers and their host universities. This practice is being superseded-but not replaced-by a new paradigm of knowledge production known as Mode 11 research (Gibbons et al. 1994). Mode 11 research is done by teams of researchers who often have contractual links with, and obligations to, stakeholders external to the university who are underwriting the research. Research students are often vital members of such research teams, and most contemporary doctoral research projects in the sciences would not proceed without external research funding. Some research higher degree candidates are members of the research team who are undertaking research of commercial potential, where both the host university and the relevant funding body are keen to protect their interests in, and maximise their returns from, the outcomes of the research. Such arrangements present supervisors and their doctoral candidates with significant challenges, which need to be addressed proactively to pre-empt any disputes and loss of trust that can be so damaging to a supervisor-research candidate relationship. This chapter provides practical advice on how supervisors can work with their research candidates to address issues of intellectual property, authorship of the publications arising from their research, contractual obligations and commercialisation of the research outcomes.

Item ID: 2946
Item Type: Book Chapter (Research - B1)
ISBN: 978-0-86431-430-7
Keywords: supervising; intellectual property; commercialization; authorship; contractual obligations
Date Deposited: 17 Nov 2009 05:30
FoR Codes: 13 EDUCATION > 1301 Education Systems > 130103 Higher Education @ 100%
SEO Codes: 93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9399 Other Education and Training > 939999 Education and Training not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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