Global systems that align with University policies
UCLA faculty and staff are involved in collaborations across the globe, ranging from clinical service delivery to medical education to research. We are committed to strengthening systems that can improve these global operations while adhering to University policies.
We are actively working with the International Institute and campus leadership in global operations to strengthen these systems.
As we develop practices, policies, and resources, we will disseminate these through our Faculty Associates Program, newsletter, and website.
Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs)
Our mission to contribute to sustainable health initiatives and to address health inequities would not be possible without deep and meaningful relationships with partner institutions around the world.
A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) can be an excellent way to launch a new partnership by outlining a mutually agreed-upon set of goals and objectives for exploration. To streamline the process for obtaining MOUs and minimize duplication across the University, we have developed a process for supporting the development of MOUs and facilitating final sign-off by the Dean. Please see our MOU guidance document and checklist for more information.
If you have any questions before starting or during the MOU process, please contact Zoe Stathopoulos at ZStathopoulos@mednet.ucla.edu.
In addition to MOUs, Collaboration Agreements (CAs) offer another avenue to establish partnerships with foreign organizations. Unlike MOUs, CAs are legally binding agreements between UCLA and a foreign organization that provide a framework for a mutually beneficial academic and/or research exchange or other collaboration and may involve a commitment of University resources (e.g., faculty or staff time, compensated faculty or staff time, financial arrangements to host conferences/meetings, intellectual property, etc.).
For DGSOM faculty and staff, the Global Health Program has developed a process to support the development of Collaboration Agreements (CAs) and facilitate sign-off by the Dean. Please see our Collaboration Agreement guidance document and checklist for more information. If you have any questions before starting or during the process, please contact Zoe Stathopoulos at ZStathopoulos@mednet.ucla.edu.