Policy Number: 91

International Affiliations

Subject:

Relationships with academic, clinical, or training sites in foreign countries

Scope:

Employees

Date Reviewed: January 2014

Responsible Office: Office of Legal Affairs; Office of Global Health Initiatives

Responsible Executive: Vice President and Chief Legal Officer; Vice President of Research & Technology

I.     POLICY AND GENERAL STATEMENT

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston ("university") advocates establishing relationships with academic, clinical, or training sites in foreign countries when the goal of such relationships is to promote the exchange of knowledge about health and medicine in other cultures; to educate oneself and one's colleagues and students; and/or to improve service for all university constituents. Agreements of cooperation and program agreements are the method the university uses to establish formal relationships of a continuing nature that support these goals. (Refer to the Statement on International Affiliations, for the university's complete statement on international relationships.)

II.     PROCEDURE

Agreements of cooperation and program agreements are formalized using standard contracts or forms provided by the Office of Legal Affairs. These agreements are not considered formal unless the terms of the agreements and the roles and responsibilities of each party are set forth in writing and authorized by each party. In addition, international agreements of cooperation and program agreements may have to be approved in advance by The University of Texas System.

To obtain a copy of the standard affiliation agreement or for information on how to modify or execute this agreement, contact the Office of Global Health Initiatives at 500-3268.

III.     CONTACTS

ContactTelephoneEmail/Web Address
Office of Legal Affairs 713-500-3268

legal@uth.tmc.edu

http://www.uthouston.edu/legal/

Office of Global Health Initiatives 713-500-3533

global.health@uth.tmc.edu

http://www.uthouston.edu/global-health/