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The aim of Nelson Mandela University’s Intellectual Property Policy is to encourage and reward research and development that leads to the creation of IP whilst fulfilling the main functions of the University as an institution of learning and research.

It is another aim of this policy to comply with the provisions of the Intellectual Property Rights from Publicly Financed Research and Development Act, 2008 (Act No. 51 of 2008). Under the IP Act of 2008, the Nelson Mandela University must develop and implement policies and procedures regarding the disclosure, protection, management and exploitation of intellectual property developed using public funds.

This policy should be read in conjunction with the Policy on Copyright (IRC number 110.02) and Code of Conduct for Researchers at Nelson Mandela University (IRC 404.01). The policy document can be viewed here.