Data sharing agreement

A data sharing agreement is an agreement between two or more parties that outlines which data will be shared and, most importantly, how the data can be used. A data sharing agreement can prevent data misuse, data abuse, and unregulated data dissemination.

The typical items found in a data sharing agreement are the period of time the data is to be available, the intended use, confidentiality and security information, usage constraints, details on confidentiality requirements, and financial costs.

Sourced From
U.S. Geological Survey: Data Sharing and Public Access Policies
The University of Chicago Data Sharing Agreements