Usability Testing Non-Disclosure Agreement
However, I would also add that users should sign a consent form for usability testing. This is necessary when you record the session (audio and/or video). The form should contain how the participant`s data will be used, what the session will be made of and the participant will be able to complete the session at any time. There are a few stock approval forms on the Internet. I hope it will help! Sometimes researchers ask participants to use products that are not released. Clients want to protect their intellectual property in order to get participants to sign a confidentiality agreement (NDA). But you don`t want to confuse an NDA with the consent process. Treat the NDA as a separate form that the participant can sign. While confidentiality agreements are now often part of the staff referral process, it is essential that all services within an organization recognize the need for confidentiality agreements.
This is particularly important for organizations where it is customary for individual services to work with external consultants and contractors. Of course, it is better and safer that one of the first four options has already been used using “2.1 User Consent Before Testing.” We have another important tip: it is always advisable to point out that such agreements are necessary when ordering test users. On TestingTime, customers can provide this information under “Message to test users” in the “Instructions” field. We communicate this information directly to all guest users. Therefore, the issue of the provision of the required consent documents remains. Of course, you can mail the usual forms to each test user and ask them to return the signed documents before the test. That would be a safe solution. But who plans their user tests long enough in advance so that document delivery and the dreaded delay in test users` reaction don`t become an organizational problem? The only thing that is generally more realistic is therefore the “electronic signature”.
Or any agreement that replaces the physical signature. If you are also an outsider, as is the case if you are a usability consultant, you must also sign an NDA, usually before you can discuss or see the product. Confidentiality agreements are generally not used when the product is already on the market. A confidentiality agreement (NDA) is a contractual agreement related to work that ensures that a person or organization, before having access to sensitive information or data, will assess its legal responsibility in respect of the confidentiality of this sensitive information. Candidates, consultants or contractors often sign confidentiality agreements before being recruited. Confidentiality agreements are, to a large extent, a control of the directive. If you are working on a product under development, you will probably need a Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA). (6) The validity, construction and applicability of this contract are, in all respects, governed by state law.