Innovation & Enterprise


Understanding and protecting intellectual property (IP) at UCL: Online training

Learn about IP and how the UCL IP Policy applies to your day-to-day activities with this online training course.

This training is designed to help you understand how IP is owned, managed and used at UCL, and how this applies to your role.

It supports UCL’s IP Policy, which you should refer to for more information.

Training content

The training covers:

  • what IP is and why it matters
  • different types of IP you may encounter
  • key principles of IP ownership 
  • how IP affects your activities at UCL
  • how to apply UCL’s IP policy
  • where to get further support

Who it’s for

This training is recommended for all UCL staff and students.

This includes all UCL employees, officers, consultants, contractors, individuals seconded to UCL or working under an honorary contract or other visiting appointment at UCL, interns, volunteers, casual workers, and agency workers.


The training should take approximately 20 to 40 minutes to complete (depending on how many units you need to do, based on your role). 

You don’t need to complete the training in one go as you can save your progress and return to it later.

Accessible versions

If you’re unable to use the interactive version of the training, accessible Word and audio versions are available.

Access the course

The training course is on UCL’s LearnUpon platform. You'll be prompted to sign into LearnUpon using your UCL credentials. Your completion of the course will be recorded in the HR system.

Access the course

Find out more about mandatory training courses for UCL staff on the Human Resources website.