Accountability - Obligation to give an account of an action, whether they engaged in the action or not.
Bayh-Dole Act- Legislation that both rationalized and simplified federal policy on the practice of patenting and licensing by non-profit institutions of the results of publicly funded research.
Collaborative format - The manner in which collaborators is expected to interact.
Collaborative type - Select characteristics of each participant or institution relevant to the collaborative relationship.
Collegiality - Its function is to maintain a social environment promoting cooperation and trust
Conceptualization - Defining the scope, theoretical framework, and essential elements of a research endeavor.
Conflicts of interest - Co-existing and competing obligations and interests
Deliverables - Agreed upon product(s) of research project.
Dissemination - Distribution of research findings.
Expanded capacity - The inclusion of additional research staff and expertise to address complex research questions.
Evaluation - Systematic application of scientific procedures for assessing conceptualization, design, implementation of research project.
Funding periods - Pre-determined period of time a sponsoring agency funds an awarded project.
Implementation- The act of executing a research plan.
Intellectual property - To control the outcome of intellect.
Interdisciplinary collaboration - A Cooperative research endeavor that applies the methods and approaches of several disciplines.
Investigative approach - Preferred method of study.
Issue of authorship - Determining criteria for allocation of credit.
Memorandum of Understanding - Written documentation of a set of agreements and expectations between two or more parties.
Monitoring - Assessing the degree to which a research project is following an established protocol.
Orientation– The training and socialization of collaborators to a specific research project.
Risk management- Decisions made to accept exposure or to reduce vulnerabilities by either mitigating the risks or applying cost effective controls.
Specialization- A Training and recognized competence in specific research area.
Standard of acceptability - Established criteria for quality of research practice.
System of communication - A transparent, bidirectional mechanism to accept queries and disseminate responses/information.
Technology transfer agreements – Formalized agreement between academic institution and private industry to develop and commercialize a technology.
Transparent feedback - Minimization of impediments to two-way communication.
Work styles - Individual attributes that are work-related.