5. Confidentiality and contract arrangements
All students and companies will have to sign a master thesis contract which includes a confidentiality agreement. Hasselt University provides a standard master thesis contract which can be adapted based on feedback from your legal department. We will send you the standard contract after receiving your project proposal. This will give your legal department ample of opportunity to evaluate the agreement and insert specific conditions if applicable. For example, companies can request that the report does not mention the names of drugs/therapies/participants, that the report cannot be made available in the UHasselt library or that the student cannot defend the thesis in public.
In case your company wishes to use a different agreement please send this along with the project proposal for evaluation by Hasselt University’s legal department.