As a general rule, confidentiality agreements tend to be in anticipation of a future agreement. Whichever office would handle the future agreement also handles the preceding CDA.

Federal Certificate of Confidentiality

Submit to: IRB@mssm.edu
Reviewed by: Program for the Protection of Human Subjects (PPHS)

For more information, refer to the National Institute of Health section on the PPHS website.

In Anticipation of an Agreement Regarding a Basic Science/Pre-Clinical Study, Sponsored Research or Collaborative Agreement, or Material Transfer Agreement

Submit by: Submit through the MSIP Agreement Portal, request an agreement, select and fill out the appropriate request form and attach any additional files.
Reviewed (negotiated, drafted) by: Mount Sinai Innovation Partners (MSIP)
Signed by: Sybil Lombillo, PhD, JD, Managing Director, Intellectual Property and Technology Transactions; Patrick Cheng, Managing Director, Finance and Operations, MSIP

For Service or Other Business Related Matters

Submit through: MediTract – CPRO Process Manager
Reviewed by: CEO Contracts Policy and Review Office (“CPRO”)
Signed by: Jeff Silberstein, Executive Vice President

Note: Service related confidentiality agreements are rarely appropriate for research. If in doubt, contact Grants and Contracts Office.

Industry Clinical Research Agreement (e.g., Clinical Trial Agreement)

Submit by: Login to MediTract (FACTS) and submit through the process manager.*
Reviewed by: Financial Administration of Clinical Trials Services (FACTS)
Signed by: Rosaria McEntee, Associate Director of Finance

*If you do not have a MediTract account, please email the FACTS Office for information about how to set up an account.

For information regarding Department specific requirements, see CDA – Department Specific Requirements.

Industry Funded Investigator Initiated Clinical Research

Submit by: Login to MediTract (FACTS) and submit through the process manager.*
Reviewed by: Financial Administration of Clinical Trials Services (FACTS)
Signed by: Rosaria McEntee, Associate Director of Finance

*If you do not have a MediTract account, please email the FACTS Office for information about how to set up an account.

For information regarding Department specific requirements, see CDA – Department Specific Requirements.

To Be Hired as a Consultant/Advisor/Speaker

For Faculty
Send to: David.Atteratta@mssm.edu, Office of Industry Engagement and Conflict of Interest Office, 212-241-9069
Reviewed by: ISMMS Office of Industry Engagement and Conflict of Interest Office
Approved by: Department Chair

Additional for Chairs
Approved by: Dennis Charney, MD, Anne and Joel Ehrenkranz Dean, Icahn
School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, President for Academic Affairs, Mount Sinai Health System

Note: For additional details and required forms, please refer to the Office of Industry Engagement and Conflict of Interest Office.

For Staff
Send to: compliance.info@mountsinai.org
Reviewed by: Office of Corporate Compliance, Vivian Dillon, Senior Director of Corporate Compliance and Alma Azua-Cassady, Compliance Manager
Approved by: Office of Corporate Compliance and the Chairman or Senior Vice President in charge of their department.

Other Research Related Confidentiality/Confidential Disclosure/Non-Disclosure Agreements

Send to: contracts@mssm.edu
Reviewed by: Grants and Contracts Office (GCO)
Signed by: Jessica Moise, Grants and Contracts Officer, Senior Associate Dean for Sponsored Programs; Amanda Amescua, Director, GCO; or Hadijah Vactor, Director, GCO. Palmer, Associate Director, GCO.