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Resources for Partnerships – from UIHI

There are many benefits of developing, nurturing and working in partnerships to achieve a common goal. Partnerships can maximize resources, not only financial, but also knowledge, skills, and ideas, while not duplicating efforts. These resource guides offer suggestions for managing partnerships effectively.

Resource Guide 1: Establishing and Maintaining Effective Partnerships

Resource Guide 1: Establishing and Maintaining Effective Partnerships

This introduction to effective collaboration provides an overview of key characteristics of healthy partnerships as well as suggestions and considerations when entering into a new partnership. Download»

Resource Guide 2: Formalizing Partnerships through MOAs

Resource Guide 2: Formalizing Partnerships through MOAs

This resource guide introduces the basics and benefits of Memorandums of Agreement and provides steps for developing MOAs with partners.Download»

Resource Guide 3: Memorandum of Agreement (MOA)

Resource Guide 3: Memorandum of Agreement (MOA)

This example of an MOA illustrates the important components of formalizing a partnership. The explanations in the sidebar provide further considerations. Download»

The UIHI has created a Developing Data Use Agreements resource guide and a template Data Use Agreement (DUA) to help you develop your own agreements when engaging in research or other projects where patient or agency data is shared. These data use resources are meant to serve as guides; be sure to consult with your organizational leadership and legal counsel to develop DUAs that best fit your purposes.

Resource Guide 4: Developing Data Use Agreements

Resource Guide 4: Developing Data Use Agreements

This resource guide provides an introduction to data sharing or data use agreements (DUA). The guide includes: the development process, key components and questions for consideration when developing a DUA. (January 2012)Download»

Data Use Agreement Template

Data Use Agreement Template

This DUA template provides the key elements for entering into DUAs with partners. A DUA specifies the steps and constraints required to ensure privacy protections for study participants (or patients) and addresses data ownership rights. This template serves as starting tool for you to develop your own DUA; consult with legal counsel during the DUA process.Download»


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