Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA)

Non-Disclosure Agreement

A non-disclosure agreement (NDA)--also called a confidential disclosure agreement (CDA) or proprietary information agreement (PIA)--is a legal agreement which outlines proprietary information that the parties wish to share with one another for certain evaluation purposes, but wish to restrict from wider use and dissemination to third parties or to the public at large.  NDAs are commonly executed when two parties are considering pursing a relationship together and need to understand the other’s processes, methods, or technology solely for the purpose of evaluating the potential for a future relationship.  For example, a confidentiality agreement may be required by a company when the company wishes to disclose its proprietary information to an NU investigator who is considering participating in a clinical trial.  The parties agree not to disclose the non-public information covered by the agreement for a specific (not indefinite) period of time.

Contacts and Institutional Information

  Evanston CaMpus Chicago Campus

Authorized Official / Contact

Senior Contract Officer
Daniel Bristow
Associate Contract Officer

Legal Address

Northwestern University
633 Clark Street
Evanston, IL 60208
Northwestern University
633 Clark Street
Evanston, IL 60208

Administrative Address

Northwestern University
Office for Sponsored Research
1801 Maple Ave, Suite 2410
Evanston, IL 60201
Phone: (847) 491-2103
OSR-Evanston@northwestern.edu

Northwestern University
Office for Sponsored Research
750 N. Lake Shore Drive, 7th Floor
Chicago, IL 60611
Phone: (312) 503-4601 / (312) 503-7941
OSR-Chicago@northwestern.edu