Policies & Guidelines

Commercialization Policies

Commercialization of Intellectual Property Policy: Governs patents and ownership, commercialization, and dissemination of intellectual property rights in University technologies.

Reporting inventions or software: Governs protection of intellectual property developed at the University, along with procedures for reporting inventions or software.

Federal Bayh-Dole Act: Lets small businesses and nonprofit organizations, including universities, retain the title to inventions made under federally-funded research programs.

Conflict of Interest and External Activities

Board of Regents & Administrative Policies

Regents: Individual Conflicts of Interest (PDF)
Related administrative policies:

Regents: Institutional Conflict of Interest (PDF)
Related administrative policy: Institutional Conflict of Interest

Office for Institutional Compliance: Provides independent oversight over the University's compliance programs, assuring that the University complies with federal, state, and local laws; regulations; and University policies.

Required Instruction for Researchers

Guidelines for Maintaining Laboratory Notebooks: Helps researchers keep accurate, detailed, and up-to-date lab notebooks to prove inventorship and validity of research results.

Responsible Conduct of Research: Intellectual property education is part of the Responsible Conduct of Research core training required for new principal investigators.