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.​ 

Procedure for intellectual property created at the Estonian University of Life Sciences  27 May 2021


• 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

• describe here whether the project collects personal data and how it is processed following the General Data Protection Regulation and the Estonian Personal Data Protection Act

Personal Data Processing Policy at Estonian University of Life Sciences


Ethical Issues

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

Annex 1. Establishing the Academic Ethics Committee, the principles, and organization of activities, the procedure for proceeding a suspicion and a complaint of a breach

Annex 2. Submitting an application

More legislations

NEWGuide for data protection in research

EU Data protection and privacy ethical guidelines