The Final Report will be made available through the FRDC, unless Intellectual Property (IP) protection prevents its distribution. Similarly, where the Final Report contains valuable information, the report will not be made available to the public without the consent of both parties. Such consent must not be unreasonably withheld. The parties may agree to produce an edition of the Final Report in a form suitable for general distribution.

While IP classification is determined at the start of a project, it can change during the course of a project. If the Principal Investigator or research organisation believes a project classification should be changed, they need to contact the FRDC to discuss. Email frdc.programs@frdc.com.au, with the project number as the ‘subject’.

What is Intellectual Property?

IP includes all forms of intellectual or industrial property rights including but not limited to:

  • inventions, technology and discoveries, and associated rights
  • designs for the shape, pattern or ornamentation of goods or articles including designs which are or may be registered as industrial designs
  • trademarks, business names and goodwill arising from names, products or other Intellectual Property
  • confidential information.

FRDC’s Intellectual Property Management Policy

You can find our IP policy here.