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International Collaboration Best Practices

International relationships may form in virtually any area of university activity, including formal partnerships with international scholars, agreements to explore areas of common interest, student and faculty exchanges, gifts from international donors, and contracts with international vendors.

To best protect the integrity and credibility of our faculty, students, and staff, it is important to disclose individual and institutional relationships to avoid even the appearance that the relationship may have inappropriately influenced actions and decisions. These disclosures are made in various ways, including through the eCOI system for research-related disclosures, the Rutgers Ethics Armor system for New Jersey required disclosures, and through discussions and approval processes implemented by our Chancellors, Deans, and Department Chairs in accordance with University policies. In addition, specific international collaborations may require additional, situation-specific disclosures designed to help our faculty, students, and staff appropriately identify and report international collaborations.