FTM encourages research collaboration with various national and international institutes. Collaboration is a way to enhance each institute’s research capability and establish close ties for sharing knowledge and skills. Not only does collaboration build knowledge in the field of tropical medicine, it can also provide opportunities for educational institutions to apply their findings to benefit affected communities.
FTM collaborations must follow the Faculty’s policies and guidelines, so that the research meets legislative and regulatory requirements.
Always use a written agreement to establish formal research collaboration. The agreement must be completed before the collaborative project starts.
Researchers involved in collaborative research projects are required to disclose and manage any potential conflicts of interest in the research, as required under the FTM Conflict of Interest Policy.
When it is thought that there will be commercial returns from a collaborative project, the formal agreement must include details about the distribution of those returns, and must be consistent with the Mahidol University Guidelines for Commercial Activities. (http://intranet.mahidol/op/orra/research_regulation.html)