Law of Research and Innovation (Law of Bioetechnological Innovation)

Prof. in charge: Roberto Cippitani
Typology: lecture


A. Rationale and background
The EU legal sources regulate the research activities and take into consideration contractual relationships arising from such activities.
Indeed under EU law are regulated concepts as research grant agreement, consortium agreement, ‘research and development agreement’, ‘transfer agreement of technology’ (Article 1, Commission Regulation (EC) No 772/2004), licences and other agreement related to the copyright (Directive 92/100/EEC, of 19 November 1992).
Further the EU law regulate the economic and ethical context of the research, as provided by State Aids discipline and by ethical rules (arising from the EU Treaties and the Chart of Fundamental Rights; and from other sources as Framework Programme of RTD).
The above mentioned set of rules is almost completely misunderstood both for the scientist and by the lawyer.
Furthermore, the EU contracts in the filed concerned are a fundamental instrument to regulate the participation of the Universities in the EU Programmes.

B. Educational Needs
For the above mentioned reason, it would be necessary to provide all the components of the University (students, PhD and Post-Doc students, academic and administrative staff) with skills concerning such kind of contracts. So not only those with legal background, but also those with will be involved in Project Management of research projects.
The lectures will be given within two Degree course concerning the Biotechnologies. The course will be open also to the PhD Students of the PhD Doctorates of the Departments of Experimental Medecine and of other other Departments of the University of Perugia and of the aother Universities involved in the Centre.

C. Syallabus
1. Definitions in the field of research and innovation
2. Collaborative contract for research: Grant Agreements, Consortium Agreements, Associations
3. Service contract of research
4. State Aids discipline for research and innovation
5. Ethical and other compulsory limits to the research activities
6. The EU Charter of Reserachers
7. IPR rules

D. Seminars
During the Course at least two seminaries will be organised:
EU programmes of research, seminar given by Officers of Comission or Executive Agencies
Management of EU funded project, with Principal investigators of ERC or leader of other EU projects

E. Organisational aspects
- The courses will be given in English, in order to allow the participation of no Italian students
- The students will be supported by the lecturer and by the tutor
- The students will be evaluated on base of a short thesis (or of a research project) and an oral examen
- The students will evaluate the lecturer
- Along with the recognition universities credits, the Centre “Rights and Science” will issue a participation diploma for each student

The course aims at providing the PhD students, young researchers, administrative staff, postgraduate students and the 2nd cycle students of the Department of Law with the instruments in order to know the EU Grant Agreements and the other contracts used by the EU to support research and innovation activities and the education activities under programmes as Erasmus + and Horizon 2020.
The students, as future researchers, will be aware of the legal limits (and opportunities) arising from the research activities. This will be incompliance with the EU Charter of the Researchers.

Discipline of audience
Law, Economy, International relation, Natural Science, Medicine, Enginery

Lecture Series “Law and Science”
Legal Rules of the Scientific Research under the EU Law