A Data Use Agreement (AEA) is a legal contract that allows the exchange of data between universities and other organizations for research purposes. The agreement defines the rights of scientists, recipient researchers and their respective organizations with respect to the initial data and the results that may result from the use of the shared data set. These agreements are negotiated and executed by the Legal Group for intellectual property. Researchers are not allowed to sign NDAs on behalf of the BSA. Materials produced by BNL researchers may be of interest to another institution and may be transferred free of charge (or for the cost of the equipment) for evaluation or non-commercial research under a material transfer contract (MTA). Depending on the circumstances in which the equipment was developed, this material may be transferred to industry for a number of reasons (for example. B tests, feasibility studies, etc.). This transfer is usually temporary and can initiate a more formal work agreement. Or you have research material that you want to get from another institution to satisfy your search plans. In both cases, a hardware transfer contract can be used to facilitate the transfer. All ATMs that cover a transfer of material must be verified by the Intellectual Property Legal Group to ensure that BNL can receive or provide this material. There are times in research cooperation when you are asked to sign a confidentiality agreement.
These agreements may be for the unilateral disclosure of information from a party to you, a possibility on your part to a third party or for the reciprocal exchange of information between the party. If this document is submitted to you or if you think it is important to protect your research from further disclosure, please contact our licensing staff for assistance. In addition, in order to protect your potential patent rights, you must keep all inventions and discoveries with commercial potential confidential before filing a patent application. Our employees can develop these agreements and assist with any issues related to the confidentiality of your work or agreements made by third parties. When an external party wishes to receive material from a Columbia University researcher or transfer it to a researcher, CTV verifies each Material Transfer Agreement (ATM) to ensure that the interests of the university and its researchers are protected. Before entering into a confidentiality agreement with an external organization, note this. Inventors who believe their work is patentable should contact our office when submitted with relevant legal agreements for their inventions. Of the legal forms we can use to help you, the two most common are: university research projects often involve exchanging samples and reagents with colleagues from other educational institutions and companies. Princeton University supports the transfer of materials. Often, no formal agreement is required when material is shared with academic colleagues. However, there are times when it is important to protect intellectual property rights through the implementation of a material transfer agreement (MTA). A Confidential Disclosure Agreement (CDA) (sometimes referred to as non-disclosure agreement (NDA) or “confidentiality agreement” is a legal contract governing the exchange of proprietary or confidential information.