The IP working group was formed in 2016 to advise AMRC’s executive council on updating the AMRC guidance on intellectual property (IP).

AMRC first developed guidance on Intellectual property (IP) for its members in 1997 which fell into 3 areas:

  • Prior notification and reporting when IP was exploited
  • Charity involvement and ownership & management of IP
  • Revenue sharing

In the intervening 20 years, all parts of the research ecosystem have become more focused on ensuring that research is translated and exploited, and charities have become much more aware of their responsibility to be actively involved in the management of IP, to

  • Ensure that appropriate revenues are returned to the charity
  • Increase knowledge of how IP is being exploited as a measure of impact
  • Reduce any reputational risk (where charity funded IP is exploited in ways that might damage the charities reputation)

In many cases, this has lead AMRC members to develop new models. The AMRC IP working group has been tasked with reviewing the 1997 AMRC guidance on IP terms and conditions.

For more information, please feel free to contact Liz.