Confidentiality

It is an important goal that the participants of the Ph.D. program exchange their scientific results between different institutes and the host institutions. Any such results shall be kept strictly confidential by all participants of the program and shall not be disclosed to persons outside of the program as long as the results are not published by the author/originator of the results. No participant of the Ph.D. program shall use any scientific result to the detriment of one of the host institutions, in particular, no participant shall impair a host institution’s right to seek protection for intellectual property contained in such results by way of a premature publication or other premature disclosure of results.