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Overseas Research

UCL researchers conducting research abroad, or part of an international collaboration, should be aware of the different civil, legal, financial and cultural conditions when working overseas and are expected to refer to international guidelines and conform to relevant local regulations for the country or countries where the research is taking place. It is expected that the research will also comply with the UCL research ethics policies and guidelines as well as other relevant UCL policies and procedures, such as relating to insurance arrangements, and risk assessment, etc.

The following roadmap sets out the processes involved in planning and conducting international research. The roadmap highlights the potential problems researchers might come across and where to find the relevant policies, requirements and appropriate advice within UCL. This is not meant to be an all-exhaustive compendium; rather it serves to highlight most important processes and issues. For more information, please check specific local, faculty/departmental processes and requirements.

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Researchers information

Considerations for researchers when they intend to work abroad, including health and safety, UK travel advice and insurance

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Research materials information

Considerations when working with specific sources of data or materials; such as human participants, animals, biological materials and cultural artefacts