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intellectual property

IMRI facilities have policies and procedures in place to protect the intellectual property of all users. Typically, external users interested in protecting existing IP perform their own work in the facilities and save data only to their own storage devices. In cases where work is performed by facility staff for external users, it is the policy of the facilities to (a) collect only the minimal information needed to perform the work and (b) not disclose details of samples, processes, or work performed to assist users without express consent. IP generated by substantive collaboration with UCI personnel is shared or owned by UCI. Otherwise the IP belongs to the external user.