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No 6552

Wednesday 19 June 2019

Vol cxlix No 34

pp. 693–722


Graces submitted to the Regent House on 19 June 2019

The Council submits the following Graces to the Regent House. These Graces, unless they are withdrawn or a ballot is requested in accordance with the regulations for Graces of the Regent House (Statutes and Ordinances, p. 105) will be deemed to have been approved at 4 p.m. on Friday, 28 June 2019.

1. That the recommendations in paragraph 7 of the First-stage Report of the Council, dated 30 May 2019, on the refurbishment of the Royal Cambridge Hotel (Reporter, 6549, 2018–19, p. 629) be approved.

2. That Regulation 2 of the regulations for Intellectual Property Rights (Statutes and Ordinances, p. 1057) be amended to read as follows:1

2. Nothing in these regulations shall override the requirement for employees and students to keep confidential: material the disclosure of which would be inconsistent with their duties under professional codes; material that is decreed to be confidential by a relevant ethics committee; or material that is obtained under the terms of a Non-Disclosure Agreement. Moreover, nothing in these regulations shall override agreements that students or the University, on behalf of, and with the knowledge of, University staff or students, have entered into with third parties as a condition of sponsorship or research funding.

Nothing in these regulations creates any right or entitlement for any staff, visitors, associates and students where the creation or exercise of such right or entitlement might cause the University or its staff, visitors, associates or students to breach or be unable to comply with any legal obligation or ethical requirement including, without limitation, in relation to personal data or data derived from human biological materials.


  • 1The Council, on the recommendation of the General Board and its Research Policy Committee, is proposing these changes to confirm that the University's IPR regulations should not be read to create any personal right or entitlement to informal IP, such as rights over databases, and compilations of data or confidential information, that might cause the University or its staff, visitors, associates or students to violate any legal or ethical obligation, including applicable ethical approvals, consents, and governing law regarding use of data derived from human subjects or the processing of personal information.

E. M. C. RAMPTON, Registrary