Rights and licenses
Copyright and intellectual property rights
• data always has an owner (personal and proprietary rights), even if it is open data.
Moral or non-economic intellectual property rights are defined as the right of authorship, the right to the author’s name, the right to protection of honor and dignity, the right to the integrity of work, etc. Moral rights shall be non-transferable and owned by the author. Copyright Act
Copyright economic rights shall include the right to reproduce, distribute, translate, process, etc. the works (the result of creative activity). Industrial property economic rights are the right to apply for a patent or register a utility model and to become the owner of a patent or utility model. IPR (Intellectual Property Rights)
Ownership of intellectual property economic rights as the result of the author’s creative activity shall be owned by the Estonian University of Life Sciences pursuant to either legislation regulating intellectual property, the contract, or any other written agreement made between the author and the University. The University shall waive the economic rights in scientific articles, conference presentations, and materials (presentation file, abstract, etc.) in favor of the author.
• how data is licensed.
The most commonly used licensing systems are Creative Commons and Open Data Commons. Creative Commons helps you legally share your knowledge and creativity to build a more equitable, accessible, and innovative world.
Take a look also CC Licences and Examples
Personal data protection
Estonian Research Council: Guidelines for Completing Your Ethics Self-Assessment for Grant Application (January 2020).
In case the project has no ethical issues mentioned in the guide, it should also be mentioned in the application
- Estonian Code of Conduct for Research Integrity
- Good Academic Practice and Implementation of Principles of Academic Ethics in the Estonian University of Life Sciences