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Confidential Disclosure Agreement



A Confidential Disclosure Agreement (CDA) defines the legal terms and conditions of limited external access to confidential information like unpublished patent applications or research data:

  • information disclosed,
  • purpose of disclosing the information (e.g. license evaluation of an invention),
  • personnel restrictions, and
  • term duration.


University Support

Boston College Office for Technology Transfer and Licensing (OTTL) manages CDAs on behalf of the university.

  • Individuals interested in protecting their confidential information or who receive a CDA from a third party should contact OTTL.
  • OTTL negotiates CDAs on behalf of the university.