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Agreement Types

Agreement Type/Funding Mechanism          

Business Associate Agreements

Information about management of Business Associate Agreement requests can be found here.

If asked by a funder or collaborator to execute a Business Associate Agreement, contact:
Commonwealth Medicine's Office of Compliance and Review (with a cc to James G. Healy, JD, Associate Vice Chancellor for Management)

For guidance and assistance:
Email: and
Telephone: 508-856-8326

Certificates of Confidentiality (CoC)

UMCCTS Office of Clinical Research

Execution of Certificates of Confidentiality is conducted by the Institutional Official and designee, the Organizational Official and is supported by the UMass Center for Clinical and Translational Science (UMCCTS).

If you are unsure if you require a Certificate of Confidentiality or require additional information, please go to: Clinical Research Funding Agreements

Please click here for Certificate of Confidentiality (updated 03/2019)

Confidential Disclosure Agreements

UMCCTS Office of Clinical Research

CDA or NDA (non-disclosure agreements) for human subjects research

Clinical Research Agreements

UMCCTS Office of Clinical Research

  • Industry-sponsored Clinical Trial Agreements (CTAs)
  • Investigator-initiated, industry-sponsored clinical research agreements
  • Federal flow down agreements from industry
  • Inbound federal subcontracts in which UMMS was not part of the original proposal
  • All other non-industry funded contracts in support of clinical research

Data Use Agreement (PHI/HIPAA)

UMCCTS Office of Clinical Research

Grants and awards


UMMS Office of Sponsored Programs

  • Outbound federal subcontracts
  • Inbound federal subcontracts where UMMS was part of the original proposal
  • Industry-funded basic research and
  • Non-industry funded awards requiring institutional
  • Letter of support or commitment at time of application

Material Transfer Agreements (MTAs)

UMMS Office of Technology Management, with cc to