December 26, 2007 Features

International Research Collaborations

As researchers collaborate across international boundaries, two key questions emerge: Which agency has oversight responsibilities for international research? How do investigators carry out their study when the research culture differs in various countries? These articles illustrate the preparation and intercultural cooperation needed for international research collaboration.

Ethical and Regulatory Considerations
Collaborative research can be undertaken globally with confidence that appropriate protections are in place if the investigators are mindful of the principles that drive the regulations.

International Cooperative Projects
Carrying out research within an international framework poses many predictable—as well as unforeseeable—challenges.  


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