Monthly Archives: December 2008

Economic Development and TTX

Paul Wellings, Vice Chancellor at Lancaster University, apparently has come out with the idea that government policy should make clear that “the primary purpose of research commercialization is to benefit the economy as a whole, rather than create an income … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Economic Development and TTX

Layers Confusion

Folks confuse research and administrative layers in making research arrangements. Research is about the conduct of inquiry. It carries certain conventions. Folks don’t generally sign contracts to work together, publish together–it’s a complex household, where there are commitments and shared … Continue reading

Posted in Sponsored Research, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Layers Confusion

Confidentiality Agreements

There’s a topic header for this over at the University & Industry Innovation Forum. I’ve put a summary there. Here, I’ll post a fuller discussion. As with other areas of discussion on industry-university arrangements, confidentiality triggers cascades of reasoning. This … Continue reading

Posted in Sponsored Research | Tagged , , | Comments Off on Confidentiality Agreements