A. Guiding Principles
Does your proposed collaboration meet the general principles below and to what extent?
- Valuation of Research, Patient Care, Education: Partners need to demonstrate commitment to our core values; minimally, a commitment to building capability in those core areas
- Long Term Commitment from Leadership and Faculty: Leadership from both the top and from the ground up need to be involved to steer the partnership and be responsible for their areas
- Commitment to Public Mission: Partners need to be aligned with UCSF’s public service mission and commitment to improving health
- Reputation and Leadership in Home Country: Institution should be considered top quality and a leader with funding and vision
- Strong ability to execute and implement: Ability to implement efficiently and effectively; ideally, some prior track record or with other Western institutions
B. Success Factors (once in progress)
Is your collaboration/agreement meeting the following metrics for success?
Trust and Strength of personal relationships
- Are we building strong personal and institutional relationships based on shared mutual interests?
- Are we building cultural bridges?
Robust Structure and Infrastructure
- Do we have a sufficiently strong business/finance/regulatory infrastructure which we and the partner have co created?
- Is there sufficient alliance management and oversight for the partnership?
- Is there regular communication, joint strategic decision making, and management?
Alignment with UCSF Core competencies
- Are we finding that we are either contributing to or working with strong science, education, and training programs?
- Are we engaging in broad multidisciplinary efforts to attract a diverse and broad funding base?
- Are we able to leverage complementary expertise and capabilities?