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Working collaboratively with colleagues either across UCL or other institutions can provide a wide variety of opportunities for research and cross-disciplinary innovation. It also provides the opportunity to reflect upon common accepted norms as these will vary between disciplines, institutions and countries.

It is important for researchers to understand that such differences exist and to consider these issues ahead of time; ideally reaching an agreement before the research commences. This allows for a clear agreement between the research team and helps to avoid potential disagreements or misunderstandings. The following are examples of things to consider.

Authorship
Ethical codes of conduct
Cross-institutional research
Legislation
Common practice and terminology

Further guidance on responsibilities in relation to cross-boundary research can be found in the Montreal Statement on research integrity in cross-boundary research collaborations 2011.