Exchange of Proprietary Information or Materials between MIT and Outside Organizations

At various times, MIT may need to receive confidential information or proprietary materials from outside organizations, or provide confidential MIT information, usually limited to unpublished research or inventions to be patented, to outside organizations, as part of research or licensing activities. These exchanges of proprietary information or materials require agreements that govern how the information or materials will be protected, used, and discarded and that protect the rights of the owners.

Agreement Types:

  1. Non-Disclosure Agreements
  2. Materials Transfer Agreements
  3. Research Data Use Agreements

Review the process for requesting and negotiating these agreements [Process flowchart]

Database or Software Licenses are handled differently from the above agreements, and are more similar in nature to Material Transfer Agreements.