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Intellectual property rights

The University of Bergen's regulations for intellecual property rights (IPR) apply to all admitted PhD candidates. As a starting point, the person who produces research or results from completed work holds the right to the intellectual property.

UiB's regulations regarding the handling of employee rights to research and work (in Norwegian only) apply to everyone admitted as a PhD candidate to the PhD programme at the university. If the PhD candidate is employed at an institution that has regulations that differ from those at UiB, then issues related to IPR and the regulation of rights between collaborating institutions must be formalized in an agreement.

As a starting point, the person who produces research or results from completed work holds the rights to the intellectual property unless otherwise stipulated in law, agreements or the "Regulations regarding the handling of employee rights to research and work results at the University of Bergen." The said Regulations include provisions on the statutory obligation to report research results that may have commercial potential.