The financial aspects of cooperation agreements are in line with the rules applicable to private research and public funding. In the event that a student writing his thesis informs his scientific manager of a confidentiality agreement concluded with a company or organization: (2) There may be a legitimate need to protect the trade secrets of a company as well as the technical drawings, descriptions, recipes, models, etc. that the company has communicated to the employees of the university as part of the cooperation. The scope of a possible obligation of confidentiality must be defined from the outset in the cooperation agreement. As a general rule, these obligations may only include documents that the parties have deemed confidential in the context of the actual transmission of the material, etc.