K.U.Leuven - Faculty of Economics and Applied Economics
DTEW - MSI_0702 pages:1-12
Industry, government, and academia have their own specific expectations regarding compensation for the help they provide when transferring research material. The desired reward may range from acknowledgment or reference in a publication to ownership of inventions made with the aid of the provided material, depending on the purpose of the providing entity. As material transfer agreement is used to formalize that exchange, it might affect visibility of researchers. In our sample, visibility before and after the agreement was neither a good discriminant factor for providers and receivers nor for academia, government and industry.