Is there a secrecy agreement template available?

Yes, SIM offers a secrecy agreement template that can be used while discussing a program or project proposal between parties that are otherwise not yet contractually bound.

You can find this template in the "documents" section too, along with a guideline on how to use the NDA template.

However, the use of this secrecy agreement is not obligatory and you are free to use any type of non-disclosure agreement that suits your needs best.

Once a party (company or research institute) is part of a program and/or project consortium, this is taken care of by the conditions in the relevant contracts.