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Proprietary or Confidential Use

Use of the facilities for proprietary or confidential research activities is permitted under certain circumstances. In accordance with the Cornell Policy on use of University Facilities confidential use requires that all details of the proprietary work to be done that are relevant to the safety of personnel or of the facility shall be made available to and approved by the Technical Director prior to final approval of the activity. The Technical Director shall assure that the proposed work conforms to usual standard operating procedures but shall not divulge technical aspects of the work that are confidential.

There will be no difference in the operating personnel or procedures of the facility for proprietary or non-proprietary work. There will be no special security precautions, no special access restrictions, and no personnel clearance requirements. Users of University facilities for proprietary work shall accept this risk of disclosure.

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