ORC manages Non-Disclosure/Confidentiality Agreements (NDAs) and Material Transfer Agreements (MTAs) for the University and works closely with the Technology Transfer Office and Legal Counsel. ORC maintains records of all NDAs and MTAs. ORC is available to facilitate agreement review and negotiations. 


Certain items hold true for all agreements: 

  • The Party to all agreements must be "Montana State University" and not a center, department, or individual.
  • As a public entity of the State of Montana, we are subject to state requirements, including:
    • Governing Law: We can agree to Montana or remain silent.
    • Indemnification: We are unable to agree to indemnification or hold harmless clauses. 
  • The authorized signatory is the Vice President for Research. Signatures are facilitated via ORC. 


Templates and more information:

Non-Disclosure/Confidentiality Agreements (NDAs) 

Material Transfer Agreements (MTAs)