Two frequently used agreements are non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) and material transfer agreements (EPAs): target groups need specific confidentiality provisions, since group members can generally get to know each other and see each other`s contributions. If you use focus groups, you should include in the Privacy section of your fact sheet tips in which you ask that focus group members respect the confidentiality of group discussions and that people in the target groups do not make confidential or defamatory statements about a person. Delayed public access limits the availability of work through the ANU Open Research-Repository for a period of time. If the period is longer than 12 months, authorization is required. Deferred public access should be considered if the nature of the required confidentiality is not extended to reviewers beyond the review process. It can also be considered if there is an intention to publish. A bachelor`s degree is an agreement that confers intellectual property rights on another university organization. The university retains ownership of the invention and, depending on the individual licensing agreement, it may be possible to grant IP to several companies at any given time. A participant information sheet is required for each research project. The presentation of the UNA Participants` Newsletter (PIS) was developed to meet the requirements of Section 2.2.6 of the National Declaration. Ethics committees expect researchers to use this model for all ethical applications.
Your PIS will not be as long as the reference document, which contains additional explanations, suggestions and examples. Not all elements of the form apply to each application: you should remove items that are not relevant to your searches. However, specific provisions relevant to your research should be included (for example. B consent to the use of audio and/or video). The ethics committee that verifies your application needs to know how you are going to approach the issue of confidentiality. Confidentiality is “the obligation for people not to use private information … for purposes other than those for which they were granted” (National Statement, 2018). In the course of research, this is usually manifested by the researcher`s obligation to protect the identity of his participants from the raw research data and in each published document. The TTO can also contribute to the negotiation of proposals and other conditions for cooperation with industrial partners, including research agreements with cooperation partners.B. Data protection is a certain set of confidentiality that is governed by law. The National University of Australia is bound by the provisions of the Commonwealth Privacy Act of 1988 and this Act applies to situations where researchers collect personal and/or sensitive information.
Once a potential licensee has evaluated the invention and expressed interest in licensing, we will develop a proposal for approval by the company, develop a licensing agreement and negotiate licenses. If the term “confidential” is used in the information made available to participants (in the fact sheet and consent form), a full description of what needs to be done in the context of a specific research project as part of confidentiality should be provided. Researchers need to explain to participants how their information is protected. Flat-rate guarantees of confidentiality (for example. B, guarantees of “strict confidentiality”) are not helpful, as there are appropriate legal situations in which confidentiality may be violated. For example, under Australian law, all data collected by researchers can be summoned. Depending on the type of search, it may be useful to characterize promises of confidentiality with terms such as “as far as possible” or “as far as the law allows.”