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Confidentiality Agreement for CertLink Question Writers

It is essential for The American Board of Pathology (ABP) to maintain high standards of integrity for itself, its procedures, its examinations, and its diplomates. In order to do so, the ABP requires that you agree to meet the following:

1. I agree to hold all matters related to the preparation of questions and visual materials to be used by ABP CertLink completely confidential, disclosing no information to anyone outside of the ABP.

2. I assign to ABP all rights and interests for any questions and visual materials which I prepare or modify to use by ABP CertLink. I understand that this means that images sent to the ABP will not be returned and must not be used for any other purpose, such as teaching, lectures, publications, etc. and I must not prepare closely similar questions for any other purpose, such as for teaching, quizzes, RISE, etc.

3. I understand that I may list on my résumé or curriculum vitae my services as an ABP CertLink item writer/reviewer; however, I will not include reference to such services in any advertisement in connection with any review or test preparation course for ABP certification or Maintenance of Certification exams or any consulting relationship for any pharmaceutical, biomaterial, or pathology product or device company.

I have read and agree to abide by the confidentiality, intellectual property, and claims for services provided to the ABP as set out above.