Due to the completion of the DSTC-operated CRC EDST the
top-up Scholarship Program will not be taking on any more
Publication of books, papers, theses etc is an important part
of DSTC's activities and is to be encouraged.
In order to protect intellectual property and various requirements
for confidentiality, any person engaged in DSTC activities who
wishes to publish material must follow DSTC's policy and procedures
for reports, publications and presentations.
What does intellectual property include?
- patentable and non-patentable inventions;
- designs trade marks;
- confidential information (including trade secrets, know-how
and arrangements for commercial development)
For further information or clarification on intellectual property
and the DSTC, contact the DSTC
Ensure all DSTC papers indicate involvement with the DSTC. The
suggested way to do this is to set out your paper like this:
Title, Author, CRC for Enterprise Distributed Systems Technology,
and Institutional Address.
At the foot of the page: "The work reported in this paper
has been funded in part by the Co-operative Research Centre
Programme through the Australian Government's Department of
Education, Science and Training". Also complete a Publication
Approval Request form (available via the Education Pages of
DSTC's website), attach it to your paper and send to the Executive
Assistant, at DSTC Headquarters. The Research Director will
then review the paper and inform you of the outcome of the review
within two weeks.
The details of your paper will be entered in the Publications
Register. We are required to report all publication details
to the CRC Secretariat.
Expiration of the Scholarship Top-up
The scholarship top-up will expire when the candidate's thesis
is accepted for submission to the examiners; or on expiry of
the period for which the scholarship was awarded, which ever
is the sooner.
Termination of the Scholarship Top-up
A scholarship top-up will terminate if the scholar discontinues
the full-time research programme for which the scholarship was
awarded; or voluntarily relinquishes the award.
Research scholars may be eligible for exemption from Australian
income tax. Each scholar who seeks exemption is required to
make personal application to the Australian Taxation Office.
The supervisory university can supply a copy of the Income Tax
The value of this award may be assessable for Centrelink and/or
income tax purposes. You are advised to contact Centrelink and/or
the Australian Tax Office, as appropriate, for further information.