Ownership and Control of Research Results

Policy Memorandum No. 142

Recommended by the Commission on Research Resolution
Approved by University Council: February 7, 1994
Approved by the President: February 7, 1994
Effective: Immediately

The University Council, on recommendation of the Commission on Research, approved a resolution to establish the ownership and control of research results and to protect the rights of the university in that regard. In ad- dition, the Faculty Handbook (Sec. 6.1.6) and Research Handbook (Sec 4.1.6) have already been amended to include this information.

Following is the text of the resolution as adopted by University Council.

WHEREAS, the need for a policy that protects the rights of the University in regard to ownership and retention of research data, results, and related records has been recognized; and

WHEREAS, the Commission on Research has acted on the request by the faculty to establish such a policy; and

WHEREAS, the Commission on Research has reviewed and approved the policy on October 27, 1993,

THEREFORE, LET IT BE RESOLVED that the Policy on Ownership and Control of Research Results be approved as university policy by University Council and relevant handbooks be amended accordingly.


President's Policy Memorandum

URL: http://purl.vt.edu/vtdocs/policies/ppm142