I had developed a research idea with my colleagues in my previous work place. However, recently I have left the job and joined in a new work place. I also know that none of the colleagues in my previous institute are willing to continue this research idea. So I am wondering whether can I continue the same research idea in my new work place? One thing I can do is I should ask the permission from my previous team or collaborate with them.

I am an atmospheric researcher, previously worked in a research institute and presently working in another research institute.

Looking forward for some suggestions in this regard.

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    The first permission you need is from who pays you if they are okay with you using your time and maybe even their infrastructure to continue that project. – skymningen Jun 20 '17 at 7:49
  • Why possibly not? – Walter Jun 20 '17 at 11:56
  • If your prior employer or institution has any ownership of your idea, some care may be required. If the idea is yours alone, I see no problem of moving on with your research, assuming your new employer supports it. – Jim MacKenzie Jun 20 '17 at 18:16

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