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Openness and transparency are integral components of academic research. To ensure openness and transparency in research, we also need to be transparent about the funding support we accept for our diverse projects and activities. In this regard, the members of CIIPC endorse and support the Open Letter on Ethical Norms in Intellectual Property Scholarship (initiated by Prof. Feldman, Prof. Lemley, Prof. Masur and Prof. Rai).

While we welcome financial and non-financial support for our diverse research activities, as a matter of principle, CIIPC does not accept any grant that comes with any conditions that may influence our research freedom or academic independence.

CIIPC has received direct or indirect financial support from different entities like UNESCO, the Department of Science and Technology – Government of Rajasthan and Qualcomm Inc. for different projects. Details regarding direct or indirect financial supports are specifically disclosed in the outputs from the projects that are externally supported.

If you would like to support the activities of CIIPC in accordance with the principles highlighted in the Open Letter on Ethical Norms in Intellectual Property Scholarship, please drop us an email at [email protected].