How to evaluate and respond to research requests?
When research requests come to you from external organizations, try to ensure that a research protocol is in place that you can share with the researchers to clarify the expectations of your community.
If you are presented with a research proposal, see how much flexibility there is in terms of having your organization or community help to inform the research approach and design. Look at your own program priorities and research needs and see if or how this aligns with the proposal. Take research questions and requests back to your advisors or membership for input and feedback.
Use the Worksheet 'Responding to Research Requests' to help guide your response.