Guiding Principles & Success Factors

NOTE: These policies are currently under review and may no longer be up to date (May 2018).

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?