Jefferson employees cannot execute a CDA in Jefferson`s name. Jefferson CDAs` authorized signatories are the Vice President, Innovation Management (excluding clinical trial-related CDAs) and the Director of the ORA (only for clinical trial-related agreements). You should consider the need for such an agreement whenever you disclose information that is not publicly available and you wish to restrict the use or dissemination of the other party. Examples may be sending a study of your design or protocol to a pharmaceutical company, presenting a conference to a pharmaceutical company discussing your groundbreaking research, or sharing a potentially patentable idea with an employee outside the university as part of a grant application. As a general rule, these areas should not be subject to a CDA, as a CDA should normally only allow the use of the information provided for evaluation purposes. The effective implementation of the project should be covered by a separate contract, such as a clinical trial agreement or a sponsored research agreement. The adoption of such clauses in a CDA may prevent the investigator or university from freely following their research and results. To obtain a Confidentiality/Confidentiality Agreement (CDA/NDA), please apply here via the Innovation Agreements portal. To fulfill your request, we will ask you for some information, including: CDAs/NDAs are controlled by several offices of the University of Pittsburgh. The content and purpose of these agreements determine the seat of control and signature of the language on behalf of the university: the processing time of a CDA varies according to when the conditions are agreed and when all parties sign the agreement. Once the terms of the CDA have been negotiated, SP will execute the agreement and send the partially executed agreement to the sponsor or CRO for signature. Sometimes questions come from friends and colleagues about the difference between a confidentiality agreement (also known by its acronym; «NDA») and a confidentiality agreement (also known by its longer name); Confidential Disclosure Agreement or «CDA». There are many other name variants for this type of agreement, depending on the part of the world and the industry in which you practice, such as.B.