11. Intellectual Property

All IP rights that arise as a result of this Program shall vest in the recipient. The Crown may, at its sole discretion, include a provision in the Contribution Agreement requiring that the recipient grant the Crown, in perpetuity, a non-exclusive, irrevocable, royalty-free and world-wide licence, to use or have used, the intellectual property for government purposes. This licence allows the Crown to do anything that it would be able to do if it were the owner of the IP, other than exploit it commercially, or transfer or assign ownership of it.

The Initial Recipient shall ensure that all agreements with Ultimate Recipients or contractors are consistent with the rights granted above.

Consistent with the Tri-Agency Open Access Policy on Publications, funding recipients must ensure that any peer-reviewed journal publication arising from this federally-funded Micro-net research is freely accessible within twelve months of publication through either online repositories or journals that offer open access.

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