Responsibilities and duties related to integrity and anti-fraud
CERN has formulated and adopted official policies related to integrity and anti-fraud that bind all CERN employees and partners (Partnerships and Sponsorships agreements, etc...).
- Integrity at CERN
- Guidelines for the implementation of the Conflict of Interest Policy
- CERN Code of Conduct
- CERN Anti-Fraud Policy
CERN Accounting Services
CERN Financial Rules
About Partnerships and Sponsorships
The terms Partnerships and Sponsorships are often considered as referring to the same business, however they are different, especially with regards to a non-profit organizations.
In a broad sense, and in a business environment, a Sponsorship exists when one entity provides a financial support to another rather to achieve promotional advantages.
In a thorough way, a Partnership is a cooperative endeavor between different parties, characterized by a mutual cooperation and responsibility, as for as the achievement of a specified ambition or project. Parties can be governmental organisations, research institutes, businesses corporations, individuals, or a combination, and the goals of the partnership can vary widely.
In this sense Partnership agreements are more applicable to CERN in an area where CERN sets-up traditionally Co-operation Agreements, Memorandum of Understanding, Partnership Agreements, etc.
Today, the majority of CERN’s ordinary course of business refers to Partnerships relations, when explicitly sponsoring becomes the main choice of funding [financial and/or in kind] the term Sponsorships will be used.