Confidential Disclosure Agreements (CDas) are contracts that protect your invention and USC`s intellectual property, and define the authorized use and dissemination of non-public information that you provide or receive – such as the status or results of research, unpublished patent information, planned searches – and non-profit organizations and non-profit organizations. An authorized member of the USC Stevens Center for Innovation must sign these CDAs. CDAs are not intended for the transmission of physical material or the transmission of research data for research for which an MTA or ADB should be used. An authorized member of the USC Stevens Center for Innovation must sign mtAs and DTAs. Do you need MTA/DTA/CDA help? Call or email email@example.com or 213-821-0939 (CDAs) A faster, thinner way to submit your MTA, DTA and CDA requests. The online system allows you to save time and access your application information with your USC Net ID and password. Get started now! For ALL PURPOSE OTHER, refer to the options below for the appropriate department to help with your CDA application: `CDAs: USC Stevens can help with the preparation, verifying and signing CDAs so that you can obtain confidential information from a third party and/or disclose intellectual property to universities if the primary purpose is to allow discussions and exchange of information on licensing your inventions and other intellectual property rights by third parties; 3rd party supporting further research around your inventions; and/or unfunded cooperation in intellectual property development. Material Transfer Agreements (MTAs) are contracts that protect your invention and USC`s intellectual property, limit liability, and provide credit to the materials developer when you supply or receive research materials such as cell lines, cultures, bacteria, transgenic animals, pharmaceuticals, chemicals, software, models, robots, and research institutes and companies. Any hardware exchange requires an MTA. (Last version of the browser needed. Firefox is recommended.).