IP for Research

Who is this for?

This tool is aimed at PhD and Early Career Researchers. IP for Research will help identify how intellectual property (IP) fits into your research and the commercialisation process thereof.

What's available?

IP for Research provides focussed resources. The tool includes a planned workshop, 6 quick guides and an IP Lens to inform on key stages of the commercialisation process.

IP for Research

The following resources are designed to provide PhD and/or Early Career Researchers with the knowledge and understanding of how IP fits into the commercialisation of their research.


The planned ½ day workshops will provide an insight into the possible opportunities available in order to maximise the impact of the student’s research. By unlocking the potential of the students/academics IP the workshops will assist in understanding the value of IP in research. ...

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Quick Guides

The Quick Guides explore the different aspects of intellectual property rights (IPR) and how they relate to knowledge exchange and commercialisation (KEC) activities by postgraduate researchers.
The guides are for PhD Students, post-doctoral researchers and other early career academics. Whilst not aimed at undergraduate students/academics, some of the information will be relevant for them.

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IP Lens

The IP lens will be part of the Vitae Researcher Development Framework (RDF). The lens will focus on knowledge, behaviours and attributes that are developed or acquired through, or used in, the broader contexts of being a researcher.   Looking at professional development through a lens can help researchers strengthen their academic profile or prepare for transition into a new area of work.  

IP Tutor

An interactive e-learning tool helping students understand intellectual property rights

IP Tutor Plus

A series of free resources to help lecturers engage with their students on how to protect and commercialise IP.