Global Research Toolkit

Managing the Start-Up Process

  • Global Points of Contact | Form for creating a global operations network at your institution. This will help you identify who at your institution to contact for various international issues that you may encounter when working on global research projects.
  • Proposal Checklist – Things to Consider | Questions for researchers and their research administrators to consider at the very beginning of the proposal process.
  • Proposal Development Worksheet – Needs Assessment and Strategy | This will help research administrators extract additional needed information from their researchers, as well as familiarize researchers with unique needs for their global projects. This builds on the checklist above.
  • International Activity Checklist | This two page resource from the University of Pennsylvania is designed to “identify the potential risk exposure areas for a particular foreign program…and should be completed in the planning stages of a foreign program before activity begins.”
  • Foreign Location Worksheet | This resource gives those already familiar with a foreign location space to share their direct knowledge to help future projects and other institutions. If you have “lessons learned” to share, this is a good form to complete and send back to us through the Contact Us page.
  • Researcher Site Visit Checklist | This generic checklist will provide your researchers with a useful template for bringing information back to you from an initial foreign site visit.
  • International Site Visit Checklist | Comprehensive form available from the University of Pennsylvania.
  • International Budget Checklist | This checklist was created to assist with international budget considerations. It is not all-inclusive and not everything may be applicable to all projects.

Many of the resources found above were adapted or originally sourced from the University of Washington’s International Research Projects Start-Up Guide, from Michigan State University’s Office of Sponsored Programs, and from the University of Pennsylvania’s Global Support Services.