​​The Principles of Research and Collaboration (PRC) was designed to support research teams as they decide how they would like to work together.

Some researchers use it from the very beginning—as they are setting up the team—while others wait until they know their project is funded. Whichever the case, it’s important to note that this document is meant to change according to the needs of the research project and the team over time. We suggest that teams re-visit the PRC annually in multi-year projects, for example.