Non-Disclosure Agreements should be obtained before discussing a technology with anyone outside the University, such as a company or colleague at another university. OIC also had a form for thesis/dissertation defense situations. Companies may ask researchers to sign NDAs prior to discussing any possible research collaborations.
As with MTAs, the Director of OIC negotiates the terms of the NDA on behalf of University Employees.
Do not sign an NDA. Only the Director of OIC has signing privileges for the university.