Intellectual Property Rights Agreement

Intellectual property rights in all works of authorship, data, inventions, and trade secrets ("Intellectual Property") created or developed by grantees and investigators using Spencer Foundation resources shall be owned by the grantee and/or investigator, as they may determine between themselves.

Grantees and investigators shall make all appropriate efforts to disclose, publish and distribute the Intellectual Property to the public and the scholarly community in a manner consistent with the mission and purpose of the Foundation to foster the dissemination of educational research. Notwithstanding the foregoing, personally identifiable data and information shall be kept confidential.

The Foundation reserves the right to review and comment, and in cases where necessary disassociate from the Intellectual Property, in advance of any commercial exploitation of the Intellectual Property by any grantee or investigator, other than publication of works of authorship by commercial publishers.

Solely with respect to unpublished works of authorship, grantees and investigators, to the extent the grantee and investigator are legally able to, shall grant to the Spencer Foundation a non-exclusive, perpetual, worldwide, royalty-free license to use such works in both conventional and electronic media for furthering the Foundation's mission. With respect to published works of authorship, grantees and investigators, to the extent the grantee and investigator are legally able to, shall grant to the Spencer Foundation, a non-exclusive, perpetual, worldwide royalty-free license to use excerpts from such works in both conventional and electronic media for furthering the Foundation's mission, but no such excerpt shall exceed 15% of the total length of the work from which it is taken without the prior written consent of the copyright owner. With respect to the licenses granted above, the Spencer Foundation shall consult with the principal investigator prior to using and/or excerpting the works.

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