1.4 Intellectual Property and Confidentiality

This lesson discusses the concept of intellectual property, as well as practicing confidentiality as a Citizen Scientist. Some questions to consider while completing this lesson include:

  • What is intellectual property and how do I, as a Citizen Scientist, protect it?
  • What is confidentiality and how do I practice it as a Citizen Scientist?
  • When should I treat information as confidential?

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the concept of intellectual property
  • Recognize intellectual property and treat it as confidential
  • Explain why it is important to researchers that their work is treated with confidentiality

Video Tutorial

Presented By: Deborah Morrison

Practice Activity

Instructions: After watching the video tutorial, complete the following practice assessment. Choose the best answer for each question, and check your response for immediate feedback.