Master Alliance Provisions Guide (MAPGuide)

DNDi Template Development Collaboration and License Agreement

  • Protecting & sharing information | Publication of Results


19.1 Notwithstanding Article 18 above and in accordance with DNDi’s Mission on providing free access to the public of its research as per its Scientific and Clinical External Communications Policy (as published in DNDi’s website), as well as the requirements of several donors to DNDi, DNDi and Partner will publish the scientific data and/or results of the Development and Distribution Program in scientific journals, abstracts, conferences, databases, as well as present such data at professional meetings. The Parties shall first seek to publish such data jointly. Should either Party opt not to participate in the publication, the other Party shall be free to publish the data in accordance with the terms of this Article 19.

19.2 Independent draft manuscripts of written publications or oral presentations that include any part of the results of the Development and Distribution Program or Confidential Information shall be sent to the other Party for review at least twenty eight (28) days prior to the contemplated publication and eight (8) days for abstracts and presentations. Within this period, the other Party shall be entitled to object to the proposed publication or presentation on the grounds that it contains or refers to a patentable subject matter. Should patenting be sought by a Party, the other Party shall refrain from making any publication or presentation for an additional period of ninety (90) days from the date of the patenting Party’s objection to allow the filing of Patent Rights.

19.3 In case of collective publication, the citation order and respective functions of the authors from the Parties (e.g. first author, last author and corresponding author) shall be determined in accordance with DNDi Scientific and Clinical External Communications Policy.

19.4 The Parties shall ensure that any publication agreement or copyright transfer agreement allows peer–reviewed manuscripts and scientific data to be published in an open access journal (e.g. PLOS) or database.

19.5 In any publication relating to the Development and Distribution Program, each Party shall acknowledge the contributions of both Parties to such program.