University Of Toronto Confidentiality Agreement

After the implementation of the research agreement, all participants in the U-T project are expected to enter into an agreement on confidential information and intellectual property (“CIIP”). University of Toronto (U of T) faculty and faculty members must ensure that all research agreements are properly audited and implemented by the university and should understand and respect confidentiality agreements regarding the receipt or disclosure of confidential information. In these times of uncertainty and potential for delays/interruptions in research programs, it is important to keep research sponsors informed of the status of sustained research initiatives. Each initiative is subject to a research agreement that includes contractual obligations. Small sponsors and/or private sponsors are not allowed to publicly communicate the impact of the current climate on existing research agreements. If you have any questions/concerns about existing agreements with such sponsors, please contact the relevant VPRI staff. In all cases, agreements must be negotiated and implemented by the VPRI. All confidential disclosure agreements related to the research will be audited by the Office of Innovation and Partnership (IPO) to ensure that they comply with T U guidelines before being sent to third parties. Only certain authorized university signatories can sign on behalf of the university. Third parties applying for a CDA or NOA at the university should apply for the IPO innovations.partnerships@utoronto.ca and provide the following information. Anyone who conducts research at the University of Toronto (U of T) should ensure that they are aware of the confidentiality, publication rights and intellectual property rights associated with their research project and the conclusion of an Agreement on Confidential Information and Intellectual Property (CIIP) before participating. Contact the IPO at an early stage of your negotiations.

The IPO sends a standard agreement to the other party and ensures that the appropriate contractual terms are negotiated (intellectual property rights, publishing rights, insurance requirements, etc.). The Lead Investigator (PI) is responsible for developing the research proposal, budget, schedules and other details of the work to be carried out. The CIIP agreement can be used to track who is bound by the agreement. Industrial partners often require assurance that the research team has been informed of the terms of the contract. Each time a U-T researcher requests funding, he or she must submit his or her application for funding or the My Research Application (MRA) agreement in order to obtain institutional support for the initiative. The researcher is committed to ensuring that all members of the research team understand and meet project commitments, including those related to the management of confidential information, publication and intellectual property. All staff and students should ask their superiors if there are any restrictions on the exchange of information, publications or intellectual property rights related to their research project. VPRI staff members provide the following assistance in reviewing and negotiating agreements. Faculty and faculty members are responsible for ensuring that all members of the research team comply with the terms of the agreements signed by the university.