In accordance with the Institute’s mission of scientific research and disseminating information to the interested public as a nonprofit university, it is Georgia Tech’s strict policy to allow for publication of all results generated under sponsored research projects, with limited exceptions for US government restricted information. Publication is also required to ensure that the Institute continues to fall under the Fundamental Research Exemption of US Export Control laws (see EAR Section 734.8). As a practical matter, faculty need to publish for professional advancement, and students need to publish theses for graduation.
The Institute will agree to give sponsors a limited time (i.e. 30 days) in which to review publications to ensure:
- that a sponsor’s pre-existing confidential information is not inadvertently included in such publications, and
- that a publication bar to potential patents does not arise. In this instance, a short delay in publication may be obtained during which patent applications may be filed.