1. Collaborate in an environment of honesty, fairness and trust

  2. Promote early-career researchers

  3. Respect other groups' data

  4. Operate transparently with a goal of no surprises 

  5. Seek permission from each group to use results prior to public release 

  6. Do not share another group’s results with other parties without permission 

  7. We should not inhibit any work being done within an individual biobank (or between pairs of biobanks)

The 7 Governing Principles of Collaboration