Why is this important?
Dissemination of knowledge is a key objective for UCL, as is the freedom of researchers and students to present and utilise their findings in furtherance of teaching and research.
What is UCL’s position?
UCL regards publication as a fundamental aim of all research and seeks to ensure that researchers are free to publish or otherwise disseminate research findings without undue restriction. External collaborators may seek the opportunity to preview and/or postpone publications, in order to seek patent or other protection for the results of research, or to exclude their confidential information – UCL can permit this subject to a consultative process within defined timeframes and upper limits appropriate to the context.