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Agreements Between Parties

We will put in place contracts that protect intellectual property rights and interests, allowing you to exchange confidential information or research materials with third parties.

Types of Agreements

The following agreements allow for the transfer and exchange of intangible (i.e confidential information) and tangible resources (i.e. research materials).

Confidentiality Agreement

The confidentiality agreement (CA) is also known as a non-disclosure agreement (NDA) or confidential disclosure agreement (CDA). CAs protect intellectual property rights during discussions with outside parties and facilitate the open exchange of proprietary information.

Material Transfer Agreement

The material transfer agreement (MTA) governs the transfer of tangible materials between the provider and receiver, such as reagents, plasmids, chemical compounds, or certain types of software. Material transfers may occur between the University and a company; University and a hospital; or the University and another academic institution.

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