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 NDAs also allow researchers to confidentially exchange unpublished information with collaborators and commercialization partners.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.

To request an NDA, please contact Tamara Wilgers (314-516-6884).

Wes Harris and Chris Spilling photo

(From left) Dr. Wesley Harris, Professor of Chemistry and Associate Dean of The Graduate School; and Dr. Christopher Spilling, Professor and Chair of the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, are actively involved in commercial research and are co-founders of a company with collaborators at the University of Kentucky. The two also were recognized with the UM System's Entrepreneur of the Year Award in 2009.