Confidentiality Agreements

Open discussions are key to any successful collaboration. To protect the rights of each partner, it is strongly advised to sign a confidentiality agreement before the discussions start. Then information can be exchanged freely to detemine whether a formal collaboration is indeed possible and useful. If this is the case, the next step is to draw up a collaboration agreement.

Confidentiality agreements are also referred to as non-disclosure agreements (NDA) or confidential disclosure agreements (CDA).

Standardized templates for Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and VU University Medical Center can be found in the right column on this page.