A Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) is a legal agreement between two or more parties that provides terms under which confidential information shall be shared. NDAs are important to prevent premature public disclosure of proprietary information, which can limit or even preclude patent rights. NDAs also allow researchers to confidentially exchange unpublished information with collaborators and commercialization partners. An NDA is vital to preserve academic publication and intellectual property rights.

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