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Scientific staff should not undertake research that is subject to unreasonable restrictions on its publication or public disclosure or that otherwise unreasonably impairs their ability to communicate and discuss the results of their scientific findings.
Reasonable Restrictions for Outside Disclosure Allowed. The following restrictions are considered reasonable:
Restrictions on publications or public disclosures other than those referenced above must be approved by the President and Director of the Center or his or her designee.
Use of Confidential Information. Scientific staff may not disclose to third parties or use for their personal benefit confidential information (including confidential information of third parties) acquired by reason of their position at the Center.
Principle of Openness in Research. The right and obligation of the scientific staff of the Center to publish and in other ways communicate results of their scientific findings is considered of paramount importance to the effective functioning of the Center, and to carrying out its missions and objectives. This includes the right to discuss internally the methods and results of their research with other Center scientists prior to their publication or public disclosure.
General Counsel, 206.667.6458
Responsible Official (Vice President or Senior Vice President):
President and Director
Manager Responsible for Policy:
Vice President, General Counsel
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