The Centre for Intellectual Property and Policy Management (CIPPM) is a Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Commission and a leading centre for research on the legal, economic and policy aspects of intellectual property rights in the creative industries and in the field of emerging technologies. CIPPM is a multi-disciplinary hub bringing evidence-based, academic rigour to the regulation of intellectual property. The Centre’s research has become an increasingly important resource to those involved in the legislative process. Evidence-based research for use in policy making is at the heart of CIPPM’s ethos. Recent research that has informed and influenced policy includes CIPPM’s studies on orphan works, copyright exemption for parody, open standards, authors’ earnings and copyright term extension. To enhance the impact of its research, CIPPM holds annual symposia where the views of policy makers, social scientists and lawyers are presented and discussed. For more information of the breadth of CIPPM’s research visit the CIPPM website or view details of specific projects.