Confidential Disclosure Agreements

10.5 Confidential Disclosure Agreements (CDAs)
CDAs (also called Non-Disclosure Agreements [NDAs]), are agreements under which one or both parties commit to keeping information that has been disclosed to them confidential for a certain time and using it only for an agreed purpose. These agreements may be required in connection with negotiating an intellectual property agreement or a proposed research collaboration. They are typically required before BU investigators and colleagues enter into a research collaboration agreement in order to permit the parties to share proprietary research ideas on a preliminary basis. Additional information or review of CDAs is available from the appropriate OSP or intellectual property office, depending upon the subject of the CDA.