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Re: Confidentiality Agreements Jeff Myers 13 Nov 2002 14:55 EST

Re: Confidentiality Agreements Jeff Myers 13 Nov 2002 14:55 EST

Valerie:

We run into this provision from time to time.  I'd say about a quarter of
our agreements contain such a clause although we insist on language that
states that the oral information will be "summarized" in writing as opposed
to "reduced" to writing which requires much more detail.  If you're on the
receiving end of information it's ok since you end up with a better record
of what you need to keep confidential.  If you're a provider it can be a
hassle and there's always the possibility that a PI won't remember to do
the summary even if you do the usual PI educational effort.

Jeff Myers
Southern Illinois University

At 01:56 PM 11/13/02 -0500, Blake\" A. \"Valerie wrote:
>This question is posed to those who review (and negotiate) Confidentiality
>Agreements for investigators who want to participate in industry-sponsored
>clinical trials.  We are experiencing increasing resistance from Sponsors
>and/or their CRO's to include language in the Agreement that states they
>will mark their materials as confidential, and if information is conveyed
>verbally, they will reduce that information to writing and mark it as
>confidential.  Are you having similar experiences, and if so, how are you
>handling it?
>
>All comments and suggestions will be appreciated.
>
>Thanks in advance.
>
>Valerie
>
>
>Valerie A. Blake
>Assistant Director
>North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System
>Office of Grants and Contracts
>5 Dakota Drive, Suite 307
>Lake Success, NY  11042
>Phone:  (516) 719-3100
>Fax:  (516) 719-3110
>xxxxxx@nshs.edu
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