International Research Collaborations In an increasingly interconnected world, science and technology research is more often transecting international boundaries and involving researchers from multiple nations. This paradigm provides both new opportunities and new challenges. The GUIRR International Research Collaborations Working Group (known as the I-Group) has set out to explore ways to advance and improve international research collaborations.
Federal Demonstration Partnership (FDP) The Federal Demonstration Partnership (FDP) is a cooperative initiative among 10 federal agencies and 155 institutional recipients of federal funds; its purpose is to reduce the administrative burdens associated with research grants and contracts. GUIRR serves as the neutral convener of FDP.
University-Industry Demonstration Partnership (UIDP) The purpose of the University-Industry Demonstration Partnership (UIDP), another GUIRR-supported initiative, is to nourish and expand collaborative partnerships between university and industry in the United States. The UIDP is crafting collaborative experiments on new approaches to sponsored research, licensing arrangements, and the broader strategic elements of a healthy, long-term university-industry relationship.