Forms and Resources
Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA)
A non-disclosure agreement (NDA), also known as a confidentiality agreement, is a legally binding document that regulates the exchange of proprietary or confidential information.
An NDA is typically used when the University is considering collaborating or entering into a business relationship with a third party and where there is a need to understand or evaluate each other's research data, some of which might be proprietary in nature.
Faculty, students, and staff are required to sign NDAs before disclosing potentially confidential information, or may be asked to sign them before receiving such information from third parties. The NDA must be fully executed by both parties before entering into further discussion on the Confidentiality/Non-disclosure Agreements (NDAs).
Material Transfer Agreement (MTA)
Scientific materials being transferred between The American University in Cairo (AUC), and another organization must be formally covered with a Material Transfer Agreement (MTA). AUC reviews all incoming and outgoing MTAs to ensure that the interests of the University and its researchers are protected.
AUC’s Express License Agreement
The Express License Agreement is the standard agreement by which AUC and a potential licensee can easily reach mutually acceptable licensing terms regarding an invention. This agreement has been pre-approved by the legal department and has a set of fixed terms and conditions.
AUC’s Intellectual Property Policy
AUC’s IP policy is a set of regulations and policies that have been put in place to address issues with intellectual property that are frequently encountered while collaborating with outside parties or commercializing academic research.
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