The Global Research Business Network is guided by five principles:
AUTONOMY: The Network acknowledges the role of each national association in representing and promoting the interests of their national membership.
COLLABORATION: The Network will enhance member value of each national association by strengthening the relevance of the association in a global environment. The strength of the Network is dependent on vibrant, healthy and relevant national associations.
COMMON STANDARDS: The Network will compile and publish a set of global standards and guidelines to provide a common framework for the development of the business of research, while acknowledging national and regional variations.
RESPECT: The Network respects the desire of each national association to direct its own efforts to promote self-regulation while advancing the business of research. National associations are in the best position to address changes in the legal environment that might impact research.
DEVELOPMENT: The Network will sponsor conferences and events and encourage participation in national association events to promote the growth of members concerned with the business of research.