Provider: Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

Publication: Disclosure Requirements

Language from Contract:
III. 1. The Researcher and the Authorized Persons shall not divulge, publish, or otherwise disclose, orally or in writing, Restricted Information, in whole or in part, except as permitted under Article IV hereof or as otherwise permitted in writing by the Foundation.

Article IV. 1. No Restricted Information shall be released without the explicit and written permission of the Foundation. When the Researcher desires to release material containing Restricted Information, the Researcher shall first submit the material containing Restricted Information to the Foundation for its review. The sole purpose of the Foundation's review of such material will be to ensure that the confidentiality of information relating to persons and institutions contained in the Database has been preserved. No Restricted Information may be released unless the Foundation is satisfied in its sole and absolute discretion that the material adequately protects the confidentiality of individual persons and academic institutions.

IV. 2. Without limiting the generality of Paragraph 1 of this Article, the Researcher shall not release institution-specific data (such as geographical location, history, level of athletic competition, and selectivity) which could, in conjunction with publicly available data, result in the identification of an individual academic institution, or otherwise release Restricted Information in such a way as to inadvertently disclose the identity of individual persons or academic institutions or small groups of individual persons or academic institutions.

IV. 3. The Foundation shall review any material the Researcher proposes to release within thirty (30) days from the date on which the Researcher submit the material to the Foundation for its review. If the Foundation does not notify the Researcher or the Institution in writing within such thirty-day period that the Foundation objects to the release of the submitted material, the Researcher may release the submitted material after such period. The Institution shall not be required to pay royalties or other fees to the Foundation with respect to released material.

IV. 4. Notwithstanding Paragraphs 1-3 of this Article, it shall not be considered a violation of this Agreement for the Researcher to discuss methodological problems or general attributes of data or findings with professional colleagues, or to have professional colleagues review drafts of research findings, provided such discussions or reviews do not in any way violate the confidentiality of the individual persons and institutions in the Database.