I am currently working as a volunteer for a Company doing research in some theoretic computer science area on a topic with subarea A (No actual lab experimentation is involved, at most, we will be doing some simulation).

At the same time, I am also working as a volunteer for a university with a Professor doing research in the same topic but probably with a subarea B. (subarea A is probably has some connection with subarea B).

The research works will probably lead to publishable results. There is no colloboration between the university and the company. Am I in the danger zone? (What I did for the company research will not be shared to the University, and vice versa). Is there any thing that I should be awared of?

  • I'm confused what you're worried about. – Azor Ahai -- he him Jun 4 '18 at 17:32
  • people might think that I might be stealing ideas... Bring Company's idea into the university, or vice versa – user3222184 Jun 4 '18 at 17:34
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    When in doubt, disclose. If you inform both labs they get to decide if they're ok with the situation or not. (Based on what you write they most likely are. Maybe the company will want an NDA.) – Anyon Jun 4 '18 at 20:53

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