Provider: Mutli-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis
Inspections & Penalties: Penalty
Language from Contract:
22. Disqualification, Enforcement. Failure to comply with any of the terms of this DMDA may result in disqualification of Recipient from receiving additional Data and/or Materials. The United States Government and/or MESA may have the right to institute and prosecute appropriate proceedings at law or in equity against the Recipient for violating or threatening to violate the confidentiality requirements of this DMDA, the limitations on the use of the Data or Materials provided, or both. Proceedings may be initiated against the violating party, or legal representatives, and assigns, for a restraining injunction, compensatory and punitive damages, mandamus, and/or any other proceeding at law or in equity, including obtaining the proceeds from any intellectual property or other rights that are derived in whole or in part from the breach of the confidentiality requirements or use limitations of this agreement. In addition, Recipient and Recipient’s PI acknowledge and agree that a breach or threatened breach of the confidentiality requirements or use limitations of this DMDA may subject Recipient and Recipient’s PI to legal action on the part of MESA participants, their families, or both.