Confidentiality Agreements (CDA)

Confidentiality Agreements (CDA)

Office of Sponsored Programs Guidance Confidentiality Agreements (CDA)

Confidentiality Agreements (CDA)

Required Information

For the latest information about Confidentiality Disclosure Agreements, please visit the Office of Industry Engagement website.

The required information / documents for Confidential Disclosure Agreements (CDA) when submitted for review, negotiation and processing are listed below. These documents can be sent to the Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) via email to

NOTE: Use the Expedited Checklist, not the Extramural Checklist.

Once negotiation is completed the CDA is sent to Office of Counsel for review, and then routed for signatures. On full execution the original is filed in OSP, a copy is sent to the PI and the Department Contact.


  • The PI should not be named as a party to the CDA; the agreement should be between The Board of Trustees of The University of Alabama for The University of Alabama at Birmingham and the Sponsor.
  • In addition to the University‚Äôs official institutional signature, the PI will usually be asked to sign the CDA but only as to have read and acknowledged the terms of the agreement.
  • The period of confidentiality should not exceed 5 years.
  • The CDA should define a specific protocol / drug / study name / title / number.

In an effort to shorten the turn around time for CDAs, some pre-approved template CDAs are available on our website; keep in mind these CDAs cannot be used if any modifications are to be made to the agreement. The template CDAs can be found listed below.

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