4.7 External Researchers

In enhancing OIST research through collaboration and exchange, OIST invites researchers from other Universities or research entities to conduct research with OIST researchers. This collaboration arrangement is normally requested by faculty, and approved by the Dean of  Faculty Affairs. The collaboration regularly entails access to OIST facilities and resources, which must be appropriately requested and authorized as part of the approval process. The categories are as defined below, with application and approval procedures managed through the resource center, with additional approvals made by relevant resource managers. Please see the resource center webpage for details of the application and approval process for external researchers.

4.7.1  Visiting Researchers

This research takes place under the terms of an external researcher agreement, with the sponsorship of an OIST faculty member. Agreements are valid for up to one calendar year, extensions beyond the initial agreement term require a repeat of the approval process prior to the expiry of the original agreement. Definitions for Visiting  Researchers are described in “Guidelines for Title and Job Class”.

4.7.2  Visiting Fellows

This research takes place under the terms of an external researcher agreement, with the sponsorship of an OIST faculty member. Agreements are valid for up to one calendar year, extensions beyond the initial agreement term require a repeat of the approval process prior to the expiry of the original agreement. Note that fellows employed under formal awards from foundations made with OIST (i.e. where OIST is the host institution), are classified as “Fellows” and are managed separately. Definitions for Visiting Fellows are described in “Guidelines for Title and Job Class”.

4.7.3  Collaborating Researchers

This research takes place under the terms of both an external researcher agreement and an over-arching inter-institutional agreement, along with the sponsorship of an OIST faculty member. Invitations are valid for up to one calendar year, extensions beyond the initial agreement term require a repeat of the approval process prior to the expiry of the original agreement. Definitions for Collaborating Researchers are described in “Guidelines for Title and Job Class”.

4.7.4  Research Consultants

This research takes place under the umbrella of an external researcher agreement, with the sponsorship of an OIST faculty member. Agreements are valid for up to one  calendar year, extensions beyond the initial agreement term require a repeat of the approval process prior to the expiry of the original agreement. Definitions for Research Consultants are described in “Guidelines for Title and Job Class”.

4.7.5  Guest Researcher

Guest Researchers must sign a simple guest researcher agreement, binding them to conform to OIST policy and other legal and contractual requirements. Definitions for Guest Researcher are described in “Guidelines for Title and Job Class”.

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