CGIAR Intellectual Asset Management
Maximizing global accessibility and impact
The CGIAR Principles on the Management of Intellectual Assets allow for two types of agreements which, although they place restrictions on global access, can be important to achieve impact for our target beneficiaries and further the CGIAR strategy.
Restricted Use Agreements
Accessing and using third party Intellectual Assets is essential to conduct the best research in furtherance of the CGIAR strategy. When providing such access and use, third parties may sometimes impose downstream restrictions on the global accessibility of the resulting intellectual assets (such as exclusivity, confidentiality, etc.). In certain cases, and under certain conditions Centers may deem it appropriate to enter into such agreements known as ‘Restricted Use Agreements’ – for full details of conditions and examples of use refer to S.6 of the CGIAR IA Principles, and the accompanying guidelines.
Limited Exclusivity Agreements
Centers may grant limited exclusivity for commercialization of their intellectual assets under certain conditions. These conditions include that the exclusivity must be as limited as possible in terms of duration and territory, and that such a restriction to access is necessary to enhance the impact for target beneficiaries. These kinds of agreements are referred to as ‘Limited Exclusivity Agreements’ – for full details of conditions and examples of use refer to S.6 of the CGIAR IA Principles, and the accompanying guidelines.
- Implementation Guidelines – For the CGIAR IA Principles on the Management of Intellectual Assets
- CGIAR Principles on the Management of Intellectual Assets
- Examples of restrictions to global access to maximize impact
- Explanatory note on the CGIAR IA Report
- The Intersection of Public Goods, Intellectual Property Rights, and Partnerships: Maximizing Impact for the Poor
- IP Management to Facilitate Sustained Impact of CRP Research
Restricted Use Agreements (public disclosures reported by Centers)
- Honing skills in scientific writing for publishing
- Discussing the importance of seed systems
- CIMMYT student awarded best poster at the National Biosafety Conference, Kenya
- High expectations among stakeholders as WEMA Phase II kicks off
- Maize lethal necrosis: Scientists and key stakeholders discuss strategies as the battle continues
- Late-blight-resistant potatoes hold promise for farmers in Uganda and beyond
Limited Exclusivity Agreements (public disclosures reported by Centers)
- More rice research collaboration between IRRI and Syngenta
- CIMMYT Formally Welcomes Four Local Workshops to The Machinery and Equipment Innovation Group
- CIMMYT formaliza la participación de cuatro talleres locales en el Grupo de innovación de maquinaria y equipo
- Australian Wheat Breeders’ Relationship with Mexico Spans More Than 40 Years
- Australian Delegation Praises CIMMYT’s Global Achievements
- Experts link up to improve South Asia’s potatoes
- Waxy starch cassava variety for Brazil
- Bayer CropScience and the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) Expand Rice Science Collaboration
- How does CIMMYT’s improved maize get to the farmer?