The purpose of the Project (or Team) Rules is to establish an understanding among participants of a research project or contributors to a creative work regarding the obligations and expectations of each participant. This form may be particularly helpful in the case of a multi-lab collaboration or industry partnership when there are many participants or the research project has a longer time-line.
Establishing a system for bringing work into the project and distributing the project's outputs can save you a tremendous amount of time and avoid potential misunderstandings along the way. Project Rules may also be prepared for incorporation into your grants that require IP Plans or additional information on how you intend to distribute the results of your research.
We work with the PI or Supervisor of each project to customize the Project Rules and discuss them with all of the participants so that everyone understands their value in the context of the planned or ongoing project.
Innovation Services Fee (ISF)
The Innovation Service category applies when the substantial purpose of the activity is to access intellectual property/innovation which is managed currently by Innovation Partnership Services.The Innovation Services Fee on project revenue for specific RIGE approved projects represents a partial cost recovery mechanism designed to offset some costs of University resources (e.g., IPS personnel; legal fees; outside expert consultation as needed, etc.) used to support a portfolio of activities in which some projects may be revenue generating, some not, some projects may underperform while others excel. Learn more about how to qualify for the Innovation Services Fee.
The Inventory worksheet helps you identify information assets created in a University of Oregon research project, such as software, chemical or biological materials, instructional materials, images or multimedia documents, designs, methods, logos, etc.
It's easy to forget how many interesting information assets and research artifacts can be created in a project. Whether used as a checklist or to brainstorm ideas for distributing your work or attracting investment for commercialization, an Inventory is a useful tool for tracking down obligations and identifying opportunities.
Commons and Consortia
Your company may also be interested in joining a research commons or consortium. Contact our office if you are considering joining one of UO's programs, or developing a new one.