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Intellectual Property and Copyright

Wilfrid Laurier University has an inventor-own policy, meaning that, in general, a faculty member or a student who creates an intellectual property owns it, unless there is an agreement to the contrary.

The details are governed by university policies for faculty intellectual property (see Article 36 in the WLUFA Collective Agreement) and student intellectual property (see University Policy 11.3, Ownership of Student-Created Intellectual Property). Consult the university policies and contact the Office of Research Services to discuss details.

The Laurier Library operates Scholars Commons @ Laurier, an online collection of the intellectual, creative, and scholarly output of the Laurier community, including research-based theses and dissertations. Anyone may access full items free of charge, except when embargos have been placed on publications. Researchers submitting to the Scholars Commons institutional repository retain copyright over their work. For more information, see Scholars Commons Policies.

Laurier Research Policies

All research conducted at or by Laurier or its personnel must conform to institutional policies. Contact the Office of Research Services if you have any questions about the following policies:

See University-Level Policies for the following policies relevant to research and researchers.

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