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.