Accessibility statement


When working with outside organisations, academics often expect to publish results in academic journals. However if the project involved commercially sensitive material owned by the organisation, it is likely that the organisation will want restrictions placed on publicising the work undertaken, even via academic publications. If the work undertaken was via the collaborative or contract research routes, then the need to submit publications can be negotiated and written into the contract, with for example, a short delay in order to protect any of the company’s resulting intellectual property. If the route to exploitation is consultancy, it is unlikely that new knowledge is being generated, and therefore publications are less likely to arise.

Key contact

James Kitson
Head of Commercialisation
Research, Innovation and Knowledge Exchange
+44 (0) 1904 326564
+44 (0) 7385 035282