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Research Non Disclosure Agreement


University researchers considering a cooperation project with an industrial partner may wish to exchange proprietary information with the industrial partner, which must remain confidential, either one party or both parties. The party disclosing proprietary information generally requires the receiving party to sign a confidentiality agreement (NDA), also known as a confidential disclosure agreement (CDA), proprietary information agreement (PIA), or similar title. When setting up an NDA, the university offers a Universal NDA UT model that can be adapted for acceptance by all parties. DDAs submitted by partners and third parties can often contain provisions outside the limits of public and academic guidelines and require negotiations by delegated individuals. Read the “Privacy Agreement Terms and Conditions of Sale” (Appendix A in the NDA template) for more information on the university`s standard presentation agreement. Confidentiality obligations can also be included in different institutional agreements between the university and the industrial partner, such as. B sponsored research contracts, device loans, software purchases, technology licenses, data use agreements and hardware transfer agreements. Verification of DND and agreements like this is carried out by the relevant university office, usually by the Office of Industry Engagement (OIE), the Office of Sponsored Projects (OSP) or the Office of Technology Commercialization (OTC). The OIE will negotiate and sign NDAs in the framework of industrial affiliate programmes or where the evaluation of potential sponsored projects is funded exclusively by industrial partners. OSP will negotiate and sign NDAs for potential sponsored projects funded in whole or in part by public or federal authorities or foundations. NDAs are verified and signed by the Business Contracts Office if APIs or sponsored projects are not involved.

OTC will verify NSDAs when access to intellectual property is concerned. Other (non-research, no procurement and commercialization) Research and licensing/commercialization discussions These guidelines do not apply to information exchanged by an academic researcher under an independent consulting contract. In such cases, the researcher acts as an individual and signs the NDA on his or her own behalf. An academic researcher who receives export-controlled information under an independent consulting contract should not bring the information to the campus or use it in a “fortuitous” manner with the university`s property. The university does not review or offer any guidance on guidance contracts. An academic researcher who is an independent consultant may wish to consult legal counsel if they are considering an NDA with a third party. For a period of years, I will submit [name] a complete and complete draft of all proposed documents, reports or publications containing information from my research or study with the disclosing party for verification. I will conceal or cut out any data that the disclosing party identifies as too sensitive to disclosure. CDAs/NDAs are controlled by several offices at the University of Pittsburgh. The content and purpose of these agreements will determine the language control center and signed on behalf of the university: Penn State considers the NDA as an instrument allowing the first interactions, such as for example. B discussions on Penn State`s research skills and interests or on cooperation in the submission of proposals. there should be no work funded under an NDA; This is best managed as part of a research or service contract defining a clear volume of work.

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