The AEA serves as both information for users of data on these requirements and as a means of obtaining their consent to meet these requirements. In addition, the AEA serves as a control mechanism to track the location of the university`s data and the reason for the disclosure of the data. There are different types of contractual agreements that are used for research at the university. You`ll find information and models below. Confidentiality Agreements (NOAs) establish a framework for discussions on licensing, partnerships and commercialization of research results, protecting the confidential information exchanged to assess the technical and commercial potential of the information disclosed.