Enterprise Development

Confidential Disclosure Agreement (CDA)

A Confidential Disclosure Agreement (CDA) or Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) is a legal agreement covering how information exchanged between two or more parties will be treated.  These agreements are particularly important when you wish to assure that your information, knowledge or research results are held in confidence prior to filing a patent application to allow a potential research or commercialisation partner to consider the merits of the idea or to limit how the disclosed information can be used.

KEU can offer advice on CDAs relating to inventions in its portfolio and can assist with CDAs for commercialisation purposes, for example to cover discussions with companies about innovations developed at the QUB which a company may have an interest in licensing for commercial purposes.

For the CDA to be in order and legally binding, it must be signed by an approved signatory on behalf of the University. 

Please contact Mr Derek Weir (derek.weir@qub.ac.uk) for advice and to discuss your requirements