National IP Protocol

The National IP Protocol 2016

The National IP Protocol 2016 provides a framework for best practice, guiding on the expected norms for research-related engagements between industry and State research performing organisations (RPOs). The Protocol 2016 comprises two volumes:

  1. the policy document which sets out the framework underpinning research collaboration and access to intellectual property from state-funded research.
  2. the resource guide which provides an overview of the national IP management guidelines and links to a wealth of resources and template documents that support these guidelines. It also provides an overview of the knowledge transfer structures in Ireland and the kinds of agreements that can be used to formalise research-industry engagements.

The template documents below are referenced in the IP Protocol 2016 and intended as a support tool. For Model Agreement templates please visit our Catalogue of Model Agreements page.

Background Due Diligence Form (Template).docx (size 43.9 KB)

Invention IP Disclosure Form (Template).docx (size 46.5 KB)

PI Undertaking (Template).docx (size 40.6 KB)

Research Programme Plan (Template).docx (size 44 KB)

Researcher Undertaking (Template).docx (size 41.3 KB)