The corner stone of academic research is the right to publicly disseminate the outcomes of the research. While there may be delays or publication restrictions (for example, confidentiality, the patenting process, or arrangements with the collaborators), LSE always seeks to protect this fundamental right in its research agreements.
This right to publish is also linked to the institution's academic mission and how it classifies its research activity. Any onerous restrictions need to be carefully considered from an academic perspective and also whether the activity itself may be defined as research.
Intellectual property (IP)
Intellectual property (IP) is a key consideration and often the most contentious issue in an agreement. LSE will always try to ensure the rights of academics are protected with regard to the future use of their IP and the potential use of any new IP generated from a project.
Request an exchange in IP ownership
Contact the Research Development Team to assist in this negotiation and ensure that any project undertaken is advantageous to both the academic and the institution.