I have finished my PhD thesis several years now..
I would like to ask you a few questions regarding the intellectual property of a PhD thesis and other aspects of those rights:
1. Can a partner who contributed with some measurements in his laboratory ( e.g. analysis) under a partnership/collaboration with a university, under a research project, publish those results only by himself as one author , or with other co -authors ( unconnected with the old partnership/ collaboration ) just because he “had made those measurements”, without indicating anywhere the university cooperation or the people who had this cooperation?
2. When someone has a PhD thesis fulfilled, is his work is copyrighted safe? How? In what extent?
3. In a review paper, it is usually analyzed what happens in one area of a research during recent years.
In a review paper, the authors used a single measurement ( a figure ), as an example, without analyzed or even concentrate the paper to that figure, since it is very common. That figure was included in one of the 10+ topics discussed in this review.
Should the authors include the supervisor of the laboratory (where the figure came out), as author or could just declare the laboratory and the name of the supervisor to the acknowledgments, where they could thank him personally, as well as his laboratory? (The supervisor has not contributed in writing of the review).
4. Can anyone of the members of the committee of a PhD theses use data of the former doctoral student’ PhD thesis, without mentioning that it has gotten out of his PhD theses?
5. Can a researcher make use of data at a conference, that has been already being presented in another conference (poster) with other/different co-authors?
Thanks in advance for your answers