MEMORENDUM OF UNDERSTANDINGS (MoU)
All research-related MoUs are routed through Office of Research; basically these MoU’s are initially drafted by the OR and then it is internally reviewed by OR before seeking approval for the designated authority. Once this internal review is completed, it is forwarded to Vice Chancellor (VC) for final approval which later followed by implementation.
NON-DISCLOSURE AGREEMENT (NDA)
Office of Research merely reviews the Non-Disclosure Agreement/Confidentiality Agreement. The signing authority for the NDAs/CAs is Principle Investigators (PI) themselves. PIs and their teams are responsible for ensuring confidentiality and data handling. In case of NDAs, LUMS is always kept indemnified and held harmless against any claims and liabilities arising in connection with data mishandling/confidentiality breach.
Unlike MoUs, NDA can never be a standalone document.
For further queries, feel free to contact Office of Research at firstname.lastname@example.org.