The academic endeavour has been a global activity for centuries, with researchers collaborating internationally in order to broaden and deepen their knowledge and scope.
I am convinced that science and the liberal arts can offer solutions to social issues, that they can help exploit opportunities and that society in general can benefit from sharing knowledge. I also believe that knowledge and democracy belong together.
This incredibly helpful booklet (Creative Commons – Attribution) published from the Netherlands in August 2014 offers some valuable tips and ideas for research teams that include international collaborators. A recommended read for researches of all experience levels. We have included links to 22 related items.
There are two reasons for this. Firstly, history shows that science can be misused, scientific integrity can be violated, and researchers can be compromised. It is better to prevent this than to criticise and regret what has gone wrong. We are better off assessing risks on time and acting accordingly.
Koninklijke Nederlandse Akademie van Wetenschappen (KNAW) (2014). International scientific cooperation challenges and predicaments. Options for risk assessment. Amsterdam. https://knaw.nl/en/news/publications/international-scientific-cooperation-challenges-and-predicaments