Research collaboration

Collaboration across disciplines, sectors and countries is an integral part of research. RPOs must have policies and procedures for ensuring that research collaboration can be done responsibly in situations that demand specific attention, e.g. when researchers from different disciplines or with different professional standards collaborate, when EU-based researchers collaborate with researchers from countries not covered by the GDPR and the European Code of Conduct for Research Integrity, or when RPOs collaborate across sectors.

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Raise awareness and provide guidance on the difficulties that may arise during cooperative research within international research consortia.
Guideline
To foster the integrity of collaborative research among RPOs and researchers coming from different regulatory & legal systems, organizational & funding structures, research cultures, and approaches to training.
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To counter ethics dumping in countries in resource-poor settings.