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Training on Intellectual Property Rights and Research Ethics

isms | 02 May, 2019 11:42

Training on Intellectual Property Rights and Research Ethics

Friday June 14, 2019

Introduction and objective:

The intellectual property right tries to secure the rights and benefit of the work, creation or investment of creators, or owners, of patents, trademarks or copyrighted works. Along with other rights, intellectual property rights are outlined in Article27 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The document stresses on the protection of moral and material interests resulting from authorship of scientific, literary or artistic productions, which are of interest from academic arena.

Nepal has received membership of World Intellectual Property Organization – WIPO in the year 1997 and involved in the practices to protect intellectual property. Nepal has also endorsed National Intellectual Property Policy in 2017. But many stakeholders are either unaware of the policy or have not practiced for their benefit. In present context, intellectual theft and cyber-crimes are increasing in the world. A recent report of the UN Interregional Crime and Justice Unit highlighted on the organized cyber-crime and intellectual property theft in countries of weak enforcement of the rules and regulations.

An academic work is considered to be plagiarized when the author uses somebody else’s ideas either partially or in full without any citation, reference or acknowledgement to the principal writer. The university level professionals (postgraduate students, doctoral researchers, medical researchers and popular academicians) are involved in plagiarism in Nepal. Further, they are less concern with basic research ethics. This might be due to the lack of awareness, training or rules and regulations. There are no specific laws regarding plagiarism in Nepal although the Copyright Act of 2002 addresses some of these issues. Researchers and academic professional demands strong research ethics, zero plagiarism and protection of intellectual property rights. Since, awareness, education and enforcement of rules and regulations are key to secure intellectual property rights in these sectors, this training program is developed for university scholars and researchers to aware and train on some of the important intellectual property rights and research ethics issues.

 

Targeted participants:

University student (PhD and Master's level) and early carrier university professionals, academic researchers

Total participants: 25

For registration and detail information, contact:

Bed Mani Dahal, PhD

Dept. of Environmental Science and Engineering, Kathmandu University

bedmani@ku.edu.np

 

 

 
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