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Penn State research studies seeking participants are now searchable at studyfinder.psu.edu. Studies can include nutritional studies, surveys, clinical trials, interviews and more. While some studies seek participants on a purely volunteer basis, many offer compensation.

Office of the Vice President for Research

The Office of the Vice President for Research is responsible for facilitating the $836-million-per-year research enterprise at Penn State by working with a broad range of units across the University.

 

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Tech Transfer at Penn State

Fueling Innovation

Tech transfer from research at Penn State generated $22.5 million in fiscal 2015. This is partly thanks to the university's reworked approach to intellectual property, which makes it easier than ever for researchers to work with outside companies to fast-track innovations:

  • Penn State will not seek to retain ownership of  IP.
  • Penn State will assign IP to sponsor upon request.
  • Penn State has the right to publish research results.
  • Penn State has the right to practice IP for research and educational purposes.
  • If Penn State research results lead to exceptional commercial success, sponsor agrees to share proportionally with Penn State.
  • Exceptions considered on a case-by-case basis.

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Research Penn State Spring 2017
Volume 37 | Number 1
In This Issue: From Coca to Cacao // A Smarter Torpedo // Startups Get Started // Help on the Homefront // Probing the Brain
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