Master Alliance Provisions Guide (MAPGuide)

Redacted Collaboration Agreement

  • Information sharing & data safety
  • Open sciences & open data | Publication

§9 Publications

§9.1 All publications on the Project that are published in peer-reviewed journals shall be on “open access” terms and conditions whereby users of such publications would be free to copy and redistribute them in any medium or format and transform and build upon the Data described in such publications for any purpose (including commercial) without further permission or fees being required. This can be accomplished by publishing under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) license or equivalent. Such “open access” to the publication in peer-reviewed journals and any underlying Data does not imply a license to or waiver of patent rights or other intellectual property rights held by a Party.

§9.2 Copies of documents (e.g. manuscripts, abstracts or verbal or poster presentations) that disclose any information in respect of the Project including Data, results and information resulting or arising from the Research Plan shall be submitted to each Party for review and approval at least thirty (30) days prior to the document’s submission for publication or presentation and at least fifteen (15) days prior for abstracts. Upon written request, the publishing Party shall remove or have removed any Confidential Information of another Party and/or delay submission and/or publication of the document up to sixty (60) days following the request to allow a Party to secure intellectual property rights. In conjunction with the foregoing, each Party agrees to allow use of sufficient non-confidential background information regarding Research Materials it provides to enable complete and accurate publication of the results of research utilizing those Research Materials.

§9.3 In the event that the document to be published includes data, information or material generated by a Party’s scientists, and professional standards for authorship would provide that such scientists be included as co-authors of the document, the names of such scientists will be added as co-authors of the document. Such professional standards include the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors’ Recommendations (

§9.4 When Data is published or otherwise publicly disseminated by a Party, the publishing or presenting Party is required to acknowledge the Party that generated the Data.