Intellectual Property and Rights in Data

  • For investigators with invention disclosures, patent applications in prosecution or those receiving proceeds from licensing of intellectual property, please contact the Innovation Institute (412) 383-7670 to provide contact information and a point of contact for the technology transfer office at the new institution.
  • The University of Pittsburgh retains ownership of the research data generated by University faculty. Data access, retention and transfer is addressed in the University of Pittsburgh Guidelines on Research Data Management document.
  • For information on transferring copies of data, the department research administrator should obtain Chair or Institute Director approval and then contact the Office of Sponsored Programs to obtain a data use agreement when required.