Enhanced research activity by Baylor faculty and a growing recognition of that work by the national and international research community has significantly increased the number of visiting scientists and scholars we welcome to our campus for sustained periods of collaborative research. In order to best serve these visitors, the Office of the Vice Provost for Research (OVPR), in collaboration with the Office of General Counsel, has developed Visiting Scientist/Visiting Scholar agreements to be executed whenever guest scientists/scholars plan to be on campus and/or use Baylor facilities and resources. These agreements, modeled after similar ones required at all major research universities, codify the relationships between Baylor, our visitors, and their home institutions, and satisfy legal requirements of our insurance carriers.
To ensure that all visiting scientists and scholars who are working, or who plan to work, in Baylor laboratories, offices, libraries and other facilities are covered by these agreements, faculty wishing to host a visiting scientist/scholar should notify the OVPR as soon as possible, but no later than one month before the visitor is to arrive on campus. OVPR staff will prepare the necessary agreements and work with our visitors to obtain all required signatures. Faculty planning to host visitors can initiate the process by completing the Request for a Visiting Scientist/Visiting Scholar Agreement form. If you have questions about these procedures or need any assistance, please contact Lisa McKethan ( x8905).