The BCNGroup assumes certain responsibilities commensurate with its
role in holding a public trust. These responsibilities are implicitly
defined by the BCNGroup Mission Statement and are interpreted by the
Founding Committee to include the following:
4a) To freely share knowledge capital through public disclosure of
basic research and proof of principle results, except in special cases
where prohibited by law.
4b) To contract with third parties to develop specific applications
of knowledge capital.
4c) To identify opportunities for BCNGroup-mediated projects that transforms
value from knowledge capital built upon scientific principles to privately
owned items of intellectual property.
4d) To identify and configure the resources for responding to technology
In order to successfully carry out these responsibilities, the BCNGroup
4e) Build and maintain a knowledge base that allows rapid identification
and access to the knowledge resources of the group.
4f) Provide a communications, legal and social infrastructure that
enables the rapid creation and dissemination of knowledge.
4g) Establish and manage contractual agreements with member scientists
and third parties in order to quickly respond to business opportunities.