A post doc and a company can agree on NDA and IRP issues with each other for the grant period. Following principles set by PoDoCo Management Group set a legal framework for NDA and IPR rules.

Non-Disclosure Agreement

Regarding NDA agreement it is important that a post doc retain the right and possibility to publish scientific articles. On the other hand it is important to secure the confidential information of a company and avoid leakages of confidential information.

Intellectual Property Rights

During the targeted research period (i.e. period funded by the company) company’s normal rules and practices for IPR and NDA shall take place.