Frequently Asked Questions
Q. What are the limitations on publication of research results?
A. Awardees must submit all material developed for public disclosure (including publications, meeting presentations, etc.) based on the project to the Steering Committee at least 30 days before disclosure. They will also be required to submit a final progress report to the Committee following completion of the project, after which there will be a 30 day review period.This process will ensure that intellectual property (IP) pertaining to the project is protected, but will not affect the researcher's ability to publish the results of the study.
Q. Who retains ownership of any intellectual property generated from the project?
A. Any intellectual property generated from the fund is retained by the Awardee. J&J have the first right of refusal to enter into negotiations with the Awardee, but there is no obligation for either party to negotiate a licence or other transaction.
Q. What is the makeup of the Review Committee? The Steering Committee?
A. The Review Committee, which reviews and makes decisions on proposals and will have equal representation from the ADI and J&J (2 representatives each). The fund Steering Committee, which will oversee the financial and operational aspects of the fund, will have equal representation from ADI, ADF, the Government of Alberta, J&J, and the Universities of Alberta and Calgary (one representative each).
2017 Fund Recipients (News Release)
2016 Fund Recipients (News Release)