Membership in the Steel Research
Centre is available to companies having an interest in the steel industry as producers, suppliers or users. Members pay annual membership fees and
participate in decision making and intellectual property as outlined below.
The Members' fees attract
matching funds from Government agencies. Annual memberships, therefore, provide a highly
levered access to about one million dollars of research activity.
Membership commitments are for five years, with provision
for withdrawal on six months notice. The membership agreement and intellectual
property policy outline rights in, and measures to protect the value of, developments made
by the Centre.
Summary of Membership Right
- Early access to
- Pre-publication copies of papers.
- Semi-annual reviews.
- Access to short courses.
- Non-exclusive, non-transferable, royalty free licences for in-house use of IP
developed by the Centres research.
- Exclusive, transferable, royalty-bearing licence for IP developed by research contracts
with the Centre.
- Research contracts use discounted OH rate (30%)
- Entitled to
transferable, non-exclusive, royalty-bearing licences permitting commercial exploitation
of IP to third parties
- Participates in
Program Review Groups
- Board membership