In the past three years, various guidelines have been published with the aim of improving research and innovation cooperation. These guidelines have been produced by different groups and individuals, had different target groups, focused on different topics and sometimes also had a specific political intention. Some of these guidelines give rather general advice, others are very specific. They are addressed to individuals but sometimes also to institutions or policy makers. It is not easy for the European user from a university or research organization to find and classify the appropriate recommendations. To facilitate this, an analysis of recently published and publicly accessible documents has been carried out. The results of the analysis are presented in 2 parts:
Part I: Annotated collection of checklists and guidelines for the international science and technology cooperation
Part II: Meta-Guidelines supporting the safe and successful international science and technology cooperation
Examples of analysed guidelines are: The Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI) (2018), University Foreign Interference Taskforce (2019), Vlaamse Interuniversitaire Raad (2019), Deutsche Vereinigung für Chinastudien e.V. (DVCS) (2018), Expertenkommission Forschung und Innovation (EFI) (2020), German Rector’s Conference (HRK) (2020), Global Public Policy Institute (GPPi) (2020), Japan Director General for Science, Technology and Innovation (ed.) (2019), The Hague Centre for Strategic Studies (HCSS) (2019), Leiden Asia Centre (LAC) (2020), The Swedish Foundation for International Cooperation in Research and Higher Education (STINT) (2020), Academic Freedom and Internationalisation Working Group (AFIWG) (2020, Universities UK (UUK) (2020), Association of American Universities (AAU); Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) (2020), Human Rights Watch (HRW) (2019).
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