Network Agreement Aim: The scientific development in Asia is progressing rapidly in the recent decades, witnessing more and more breakthroughs and major awards on the scientific forefront being performed and achieved in the Asia-Pacific region. A number of major experiments on future high-energy physics are also being considered seriously for the region. This agreement is made in order to strengthen research partnerships through staff exchanges and networking activities among participating and associated research organisations. It is agreed that: I. International Staff Exchange 1. Postdocs and faculty researchers will be encouraged to spend extended visits from one to four weeks at the other institutes. 2. Each proposed visit is subject to the approval of the host institute. The researcher must submit a written request at least two months prior to the visit, explaining the proposed research to be undertaken during the visit and the benefits of the proposed visit. 3. Unless otherwise negotiated between the two institutes, the international travel expense is the responsibility of the individual or his/her home institute. The host institute pays for the local costs (accommodation and living expenses) of the visiting scientist in accordance with the support guidelines of the host institute. 4. Under normal circumstances, a maximum of one visit will be supported for each researcher per academic year. A maximum of 12 person-weeks of exchange will be supported by each institute per academic year. 5. Each institute will designate a liaison officer to administer and coordinate research visits to the institute. II. Network Meetings 1. In order to promote and encourage collaborations, participating institutes will work together to organize joint meetings, schools and workshops. 2. A Scientific Committee will be formed, with one representative from each institute, to make recommendations on the topics and scope of the activities to be jointly organized. Specific organizational arrangements will be the responsibility of the involved institutes. III. Exchange of Information and Publications 1. A web-based interface will be maintained as a means for the participating institutes to inform one another about their research activities and developments in the field of physical sciences, and meetings, seminars and conferences to be organized. It will also be used to disseminate scientific results and to encourage collaborations among researchers. 2. Efforts will be made to coordinate on the recruitments of postdoctoral researchers and to organize activities to maximally enhance their research experience. IV. Validity of Agreement The contents and terms of the Agreement may be revisited and modified upon request by any of the signing institutes. The Agreement will take effect from the date of signing for a period of four years. It will be automatically extended for an additional period of four years on each expiration date. A six-month advanced notice in writing is required for any participating party to terminate its agreement.