V. Tangible Research Property

  1. Ownership of Tangible Research Property (TRP) resides with the University, unless the TRP arises as a result of a grant or SRA, in which case the terms and conditions of the grant or SRA will apply. Where the grant or SRA is silent, TRP is owned by the University.
  2. Principal Investigators and affiliated administrators (e.g., laboratory directors/managers/coordinators) are primarily responsible for the custody, care and control of TRP, including its storage, use and distribution. Shared use with other organizations will be separately managed by a Material License Agreement.
  3. Principal investigators may wish to make TRP broadly available for others’ scientific use. Scientific exchanges should not be unreasonably inhibited. All questions regarding Intellectual Property rights in TRP should be referred to the supervising vice president or senior officer designated by the President.