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Table 1 Policies and guidelines encouraging commercialization

From: Open science versus commercialization: a modern research conflict?

Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), Canadian Institutes of Health Research Act (2000) The objective of the CIHR is to excel, according to internationally accepted standards of scientific excellence, in the creation of new knowledge and its translation into improved health for Canadians, more effective health services and products and a strengthened Canadian health care system, by ... encouraging innovation, facilitating the commercialization of health research in Canada and promoting economic development through health research in Canada
Genome Canada, Guidelines for Funding Large-scale Genomics Research Projects (2010) Appendix A - Evaluation Criteria ...
B. Benefits for Canada
2. The demonstration of how anticipated results will contribute to job creation, economic growth, development of a product, service, licenses or the creation of start-ups
3. The effectiveness of the proposed plans for commercialization, technology transfer and the handling of intellectual property (where applicable)...
4. The potential for use or commercialization (where appropriate) of the anticipated results and the extent to which the proposed research will further the development of new methods, perspectives and/or technology
Stem Cell Network (Canada), Commercialization strategy (2011) The Network's commercialization strategy is driven by its mandate to support the commercialization of its funded research, and by a desire to act more broadly as a catalyst for commercialization across the whole Canadian stem cell research sector
California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM; US), CIRM Stem Cell Grant Regulations (2009) ...a Grantee shall make reasonable efforts to develop, commercialize or otherwise bring to practical application CIRM-funded technology or CIRM-funded inventions
Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI; US), Intellectual Property and Licensing Policies - Licensing by Host Institutions to Companies (2008) ...the host institution is responsible for efforts to commercialize intellectual property developed in HHMI laboratories at the site
Howard Hughes Medical Institute (US), Intellectual Property Policy (2007) The host institution's technology transfer office takes the lead on licensing or other commercialization activities with respect to subject property developed at the site
Department of Health (UK), Research Governance Framework for Health and Social Care, 2d edition (2005) Consideration must be given to the exploitation of intellectual property rights
Medical Research Council (UK), Good Research Practice (2005) MRC-funded researchers are expected to maximize the prospects of research being taken into practice through the commercial route by protecting intellectual property rights
Medical Research Council (MRC; UK), Translational Research Strategy (2008) The MRC recognizes the important role collaborations can play in helping to meet our priorities of translating research into healthcare improvements and enhancing economic prosperity. As such, the MRC welcomes applications involving academic/industry collaborations...
Biotechnology and Biomedical Sciences Research Council (BBSRC; UK), Strategic Plan (2010) BBSRC seeks to understand the most critical bioscience challenges facing industry and create opportunities for engagement between academia and industry. This ensures that the research and training we fund promote innovation and generate impact. We will increase the range and depth of our interactions with business ...