Our experienced team can advise you on the best forms of collaboration and suitable partner institutions, so that collaborations support the goals of the academic unit and the institution. We also advise on developing, managing and renewing international agreements.
Building new partnerships and collaborations
Do you need an agreement?
Not all international activities require a formal agreement. Research collaborations normally do not unless, for example, there are financial implications or a commitment to share resources. Researchers can often work together without an agreement. A formal agreement is not required when developing a initiative. Our professors can work directly with counterparts at external universities to develop such projects. Our team can also assist you in the development of such projects.
However, some collaborations do require a formal agreement, such as when there are financial implications or the collaboration concerns academic standards or for-credit activities.
uOInternational manages international collaborations that involve the University at large and are not strictly research-focused. Two uOttawa services manage international research collaborations: Researcher-to-researcher collaborations are supported by the , while initiatives that focus on student mobility for research purposes are handled by the . For collaborations involving international community engagement placements (internships), please contact the team.
Developing an international collaboration
Developing a formal international collaboration doesn’t begin and end with signing an agreement. Please click on the tabs below to view the steps involved in the partnership life cycle.