Negotiated Access is a restricted form of Third Party Access, which excludes the requirement for the access terms to be transparent or applied equally to all applicants. It has been proposed in the European Union as a compromise by opponents of Open Access. Sometimes abbreviated to nTPA. Broadly defines access by one party to another party’s facilities through negotiation, the result of which is, by implication, confidential, and not necessarily consistent with negotiations between the facility owner and other parties. See also Access, and Limited Access.