Intellectual Property Rights

The employment contract signed by the host organization and fellow must include the IP arrangements between the host organization and the fellow during the project and beyond. In case of secondments

, the Partnership Agreement will outline the IP arrangements. TÜBİTAK shall ensure that researchers (mentors and fellows) reap the benefits of the exploitation (if any) of their research results through legal protection and, in particular, through appropriate protection of Intellectual Property Rights, including copyrights. All fellows may avail of training in Exploitation issues as part of the TÜBİTAK training program.  

Fellows and mentors are asked to identify any innovative research outputs together. They are encouraged to seek advice from the TTO’s that are now being set up in many universities. They may also seek advice from the relevant Turkish IP institute. The IP approach also applies during any secondments the fellows may undertake. 

All projects supported by TÜBİTAK, including CoCirculation2 projects, must adhere to the regulations on IPR in the TÜBİTAK related law. In cases where the researcher is the IPR holder, he/she must provide TÜBİTAK with the free IPR license if TÜBİTAK requires so. The ER is responsible to abide by to rules and regulations that are related to the protection of confidential information of project in the aspect of applicable security and financial interests concerns while carrying out research.