Intellectual Property (IP) is a critical asset of our University and our research community.  IP includes creations of the mind and literary works that may be protected through patents, copyrights, trademarks and trade secrets.  IP is embodied in our original research data and research materials. All Harvard Medical School Faculty, students, researchers, staff and collaborators have an obligation to manage, store and protect research data and research materials and the intellectual property and information incorporated therein.

The following pages provide resources for protecting intellectual property, research data and materials at HMS: