Confidentiality agreements: beta version

Do you need a confidentiality agreement?

When working with us to commercialise your research, there may be occasions when you want to discuss your commercial idea or potential consultancy project with an external party. We will usually be involved in these discussions so that we can guide you through the process.

However, there may be times when you have initiated a meeting, phone call or email exchange that involves the sharing of confidential information, and in those instances it may be important to have a confidential disclosure agreement (a CDA or sometimes called an NDA) in place.

How to create an agreement

If you are already working with us, you can either:

  • Complete this form to generate an agreement, or
  • Get in touch with your Cambridge Enterprise contact; they can set up the agreement.

If you are not already working with us, get in touch and we will explore how we can help you.

Using the online form

By answering a series of questions you can generate a Cambridge Enterprise standard confidentiality agreement in draft form that you can share with the other party. We will review the draft confidentiality agreement and may get in touch to ask for further information or clarification. We will then send you and the other party a final version of the agreement for signature.

You can also use this form to request a confidentiality agreement to cover discussions with external parties about potential consultancy projects that you would like us to manage for you. However if you need a confidentiality agreement for any other purpose (e.g. to discuss a potential research project or broader relationship) then you may need to approach either your departmental administrator or the Research Office – if you are unsure please contact us before completing the form.

To complete the draft form online, you will need the following information to hand:

  • Details of all those from the University involved in the confidential discussions;
  • The legal name and address of the external organisation and the name of the contact;
  • A summary of the information you are going to disclose and receive (including your CE case number, patent numbers, any related Research Grant RG numbers where appropriate); and
  • The date on which the exchange of information will begin.