MIT's Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP)
MIT: Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Guidelines: Confidentiality & Intellectual Property Agreements

If you are participating in a UROP project taking place off-campus (including the Broad and Whitehead Institutes), you may be asked to sign agreements related to confidentiality and ownership of intellectual property.

Please note that signing confidentiality, intellectual property, or other agreements will likely prevent you from owning rights to inventions, processes or techniques that you develop in your UROP project, as well as prevent you from discussing and writing about your research for thesis, papers and other publications.

These types of agreements could also conflict with other commitments made by MIT. You are strongly advised to consult with UROP staff before signing agreements. In some cases we may have MIT counsel review agreements.

For additional information, please contact:

UROP Staff
Phone: 617-253-7306: Email:

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