Identifying and managing intellectual property issues in research
Duration 0.5 days
Team Researcher Academy

This face to face course is run by the Researcher Academy in Partnership with the Intellectual Property Portfolio Team

The Researcher Academy courses are very popular and the majority are run in both semesters to give you the opportunity to attend at a time of the year that suits you. 

Target audience: This course is primarily intended for Science, Engineering and Medical & Health Science postgraduate research students in their second or third year.


Developing and applying knowledge around intellectual property is an essential part of the research process and every project will inevitably raise issues to be addressed. If you would like to learn and discuss intellectual property topics relevant to academic research then this course is for you.

This course is primarily intended for Science, Engineering and Medical & Health Science postgraduate research students in their second or third year.

The course will focus on the identification and management of IP and their associated rights in academic research. This is a valuable opportunity to learn from the experience and expertise of the course tutor and to raise any issues you are facing.


Aims/ Objectives:

This course provides an opportunity for you to explore intellectual property relevant to your own research in more depth.



By the end of the course you will:


·        understand potential solutions to intellectual property  issues raised in your own research and be able to apply them to your project.

Process: A two hour seminar presentation

Related courses:

This course provides an excellent follow-up to Dealing with Intellectual Property Issues in your research


Course Accessibility

The following table shows a summary of what is needed to participate in the course. 

If you feel you will experience any difficulties participating, please let us know via the ‘special requirements’ tab, providing as much information as possible. The special requirements tab can be completed when you book your place. Alternatively, you can contact us directly at

Print off pre-requisite paperwork/ resources & bring them to the course (optional)
Bring your own laptop/ PC to the course (optional)
Access seminar room on campus
Attend the course at the specified date and time
Watch and listen to the course tutor(s) and/or other attendees
Follow presentation slides during the course

Booking Conditions

Latecomer policy

Researchers should plan to arrive prior to the advertised course start time. Except for exceptional reasons, there will be no admittance to a Researcher Academy or Faculty Training Programme (FTP) course 15 minutes after the advertised course start time.

Importance of booking commitment

When booking on to a Researcher Academy short course you are entering into a commitment to attend. If you find that you are no longer available to attend you MUST cancel your place (on the system if more than three days before the course) or if at short notice by emailing This will ensure that your place can be offered to another researcher on the waiting list. Failure to cancel a place results in other researchers missing out on places through the waiting list process.

It is unacceptable for researchers to just not attend when booked onto a course. The Researcher Academy maintains records of those who repeatedly do not attend courses they have booked. This may affect future eligibility to book onto further Researcher Academy courses and will affect considerations for Researcher Academy funded opportunities.


Pre-requisites: This course is aimed at students who are progressing with their research and have intellectual property issues relevant to their own work that they wish to explore.

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