Guidelines for developing sustainable international scientific collaborations
Why those guidelines?
Scientific collaboration with international partners might sometimes lead researchers to complex situations that are difficult to assess, due to different social and political organizations and value systems. Those guidelines have been drafted in order to help UNIGE researchers to self-evaluate their collaborations on a voluntary basis and develop reliable and safe practices. It can also be used by principal investigators (PI) to increase awareness among members of their teams about risky practices. By doing so, it is foreseen that international academic links can be made sustainable and operational in the long term, leading to a mutually enriching collaboration.
How to use these guidelines?
- The guidelines first proposes a checklist of questions for voluntary self-evaluation, which will help you to quickly identify best practices, possible risks and relevant regulations/procedures. Start the self-evaluation here or download the PDF version.
- To go further, a link at the end of each category of questions provides scholars with basic background information.
- Finally, to fully grasp the complexity of the issues, you can visit the page containing a list of numerous references and links.
If you identify problematic practices or issues, a group of experts is available to give you further guidance and refine your self-evaluation. It can be contacted by sending an email to: Olivier.Vincent(at)unige.ch