What happens to my intellectual property?

The default situation leads to immediate publication of results in the open access ECBD. The user has the option to request an 18 month ‘hold’ period to delay the publication of his/her data to allow: In-depth characterization of hits for publication in a scientific peer-reviewed journal and preparing/filing of patents (possible, but not encouraged).
All foreground and background IPR stays with those who have contributed to the invention.