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A Confidentiality Agreement, also referred to as a Confidential Disclosure Agreement (CDA) or Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA), is a contract between the university and one or more outside entities, e.g., another university, a company, or a non-profit organization, to facilitate and govern the sharing of confidential and proprietary information. A Confidentiality Agreement establishes a legal record for preserving intellectual property rights and is generally designed to protect the confidential information of both parties.

Technology Transfer Services has delegated authority from The Regents to create, negotiate and sign Confidentiality Agreements on behalf of UC Davis that are related to licensing UC intellectual property or transferring UC proprietary materials. A UC Davis researcher who wants to put such a Confidentiality Agreement in place should refer to Intellectual Property Management.