A confidentiality agreement (CA), also known as a non-disclosure agreement (NDA), is a contract to protect nonpublic research or business information between UI and other organizations. It outlines confidential material, knowledge, or information that the parties wish to share, but wish to restrict access to any other parties.
At UI, all the incoming and outgoing CAs should be reviewed, negotiated, and signed by the OTT. Individual investigator has no right to sign CA on the behalf of the university. To protect the potential intellectual property, UI investigators are highly recommended to contact OTT to put a CA in place before talking about their unpublished research with other organizations. UI investigators are also asked to contact the OTT as soon as possible after receiving CA from other organizations.
Download the UI Confidentiality Agreement