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Due Diligence

What is “Due Diligence” in Research?

In this context due diligence operates as a catch-all term for any regulatory, reputational, or moral concerns with a collaboration or collaborator which are not directly captured by other processes or policies. Due diligence concerns can often supplement or complement the checks conducted in the course of ensuring compliance with Export Controls, the NSI Act, the Nagoya Protocol, and the Human Tissue Act, as well as providing reassurance in their own right.

In conducting a due diligence review of a prospective funder, collaborator, or partner and the associated project, R&IS will seek to minimize the possibility that there is an unexpected or unidentified risk to the university’s operations or reputation.