1.11 Publication Rights
The University requires that investigators be permitted to publish the results of their research without the prior approval of a sponsor. Prior agreement may, however, allow sponsors a brief period to review proposed publications and presentations prior to submission in order to identify and request the removal of a sponsor’s confidential information, or to identify intellectual property requiring protection. Generally no longer than 30 days (with an additional 60 days upon written request) will be permitted to allow for such protection. Prior agreement may also permit sponsors a brief period to review proposed publications and presentations to identify patentable materials and/or inadvertent disclosure of proprietary information, if applicable. Delays in publication of greater than 90 days will be permitted only in instances when it is necessary to protect public health and safety, such as in the case of multi-center clinical trials. In addition, NIH currently requires that peer reviewed articles in journals be submitted for publication to PubMed Central (see section 12.2).