Since 2001, NHMRC has applied a ‘national principles’ approach. Previous versions are below and are replaced by the 2013 National Principles.
The 2001 National Principles of IP Management for Publicly Funded Research were developed by a working Party comprising: the Australia Research Council (ARC), the Australian Tertiary Institutions Commercial Companies Association (ATICCA), the Australian Vice-Chancellors' Committee (AVCC), the Department of Education, Science and Training (DEST), the Department of Industry, Science and Resources (DISR), IP Australia and the NHMRC.
The NHMRC Interim Guidelines for Intellectual Property Management for Health and Medical Research were developed prior to the completion of the National Principles of IP Management for Publicly Funded Research. The National Principles take precedence over the Interim Guidelines. The Interim Guidelines are available for reference purposes.