Introduction to Research Law
Content Level: All Levels
The 'theory of everything' (TOE) is a hypothetical theory studied in physics whose intent is to fully explain and link together all known physical phenomena. The Introduction to Research Law workshop is similar to TOE in that it attempts to explain and link together all known issues of research administration. Legal issues arise throughout research, starting with intellectual property issues, continuing through contract and grant matters, and living on in post research licensing, 'derivative works disputes,' and post-clinical trial liability questions. This workshop is for new research administrators who need a 'boot camp' approach to recognizing the legal issues that they will face daily.
- Identify the parties and players involved in common research activities and indicate their legal rights and responsibilities.
- Identify common issues that arise requiring the application of legal processes and procedures to research activities.