Memorandum of Understanding (MoU)

All research-related MoUs are routed through the Office of Research. These MoUs are initially drafted by the OR and then are internally reviewed by OR before seeking approval from the designated authority. Once this internal review is completed, it is forwarded to the Vice Chancellor (VC) for final approval which is 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 the case of NDAs LUMS is always kept indemnified and held harmless against any claims and liabilities arising in connection with data mishandling or a confidentiality breach.
Unlike MoUs, NDA can never be a standalone document.

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