The following confidentiality template has been approved by UNCG’s legal council as of August, 2013. A Confidential Disclosure Agreement (CDA) should be obtained before discussing a technology with anyone outside the University, such as a company or a colleague at another institution. Please utilize this template as a starting point in discussions with any external party. Companies may ask researchers to sign CDAs prior to discussing any possible research collaborations. Please do not sign a CDA as an individual, it should be reviewed by IPSO and signed by the Director of IPSO for the university.