What Yale approvals are required for a contract or other commitment outside the U.S.?

Most proposed relationships with non-U.S. entities (e.g., another university, a hospital or a non-governmental organization) will require a series of coordinated reviews and approvals within Yale.  These activities are covered under Yale Policy 7000 International Research, Programs, and Activities.

General agreements including, without limitation, proposed collaboration or inter-institutional agreements (frequently referred to as “MOUs”) must follow the review and approval processes described in Procedure 7000 PR.01: International Research, Programs, and Activities: Consultation, Review, and Approval.  

Once an agreement has been drafted and approved, the draft will be sent to the international entity for discussion.  Such agreements must be signed by an authorized Yale signatory.

Updated: 05-22-2020