Any student involved in University-supported research is required to sign a Patent Policy Agreement with Boston University. The Patent Policy Agreement for the Charles River Campus may be found on the Office of the Provost’s website. The Patent Policy Agreement for the Medical Campus is available in the from the Human Resources website. Responsibility for maintaining the signed Patent Policy Agreement is with the hiring department.
Procedure: Supervisors hiring students (hourly, piecemeal, or weekly-salaried) into Job Codes 55, 56, or 57 research positions must enter their department mail code in the Patent Mail Code field at the point of hire. This field is located in Section 2 of the Student Employment New Hire/Rehire function on the Business Link. By entering your department mail code, you are confirming that you have a signed Patent Policy Agreement and it is being housed within your department. You will not be able to hire the student unless this field is completed.
What students need to complete a Patent Policy Agreement: Patent Policy Agreements are required for students employed under the following mail code distributions:
|CAS||College of Arts and Sciences|
|CCS||Center for Computational Science|
|ENG||College of Engineering|
|HPC||Health Policy Institute|
|MED||School of Medicine|
|NMR||Neuromuscular Research Center|
|PRCNN||Center for Nanoscience|
|PRCTR||Photonics Research Center|
|PROV5||Undergraduate Research Opportunities|
|SAR||Sargent College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences|
|SDM||Goldman School of Dental Medicine|
|SPH||School of Public Health|
|UHC||University Honors College|
Contact Student Payroll if you have any questions.