How are the mission and values of public universities like UC Berkeley and UIUC protected in the contract with BP?
A. The Master Agreement specifically states that: “The collaboration among the Research Collaborators and BP will be conducted in accordance with the terms of the Research Agreement, and will preserve the academic mission and academic principles of Open Research in the Open Component.” (Section 1.4)Additionally, UC Berkeley has extensive policies governing university-industry relations, available for review online. Eight core principles are set forth in these policies to safeguard academic values and to address rights to future research results in contracts with external parties.These principles protect the education, research and public service mission of the university, while meeting the government’s mandate under the Bayh-Dole Act to speed the application of basic research to the benefit of society.
- How are the mission and values of a public University protected in agreements (like the one proposed for the EBI) with industry sponsors?
- How are the mission and values of public universities like UC Berkeley and UIUC protected in the contract with BP?
- How is UC Berkeley communicating with the public?