Equal partnerships and sustainability are at the heart of WAITRO’s mission and have gained substantial importance within Horizon Europe. Therefore, WAITRO has formed a partnership with the Research Fairness Initiative (RFI). The RFI can support international project teams, helping them understand the difficulties of international collaborations and foreseeing and overcoming critical incidents that might occur during the time span of a Horizon project. The RFI is an institutional learning tool that helps universities and organizations to assess their partnership practices and work towards improving them for more equitable outcomes. By using the RFI tool, institutions are able to ensure that their policies and practices support fair partnerships that allow for fair sharing of benefits, costs and outcomes. This in turn ensures that individual projects also subscribe to fair practices. Additionally, the RFI offers letters of support for Horizon proposals for projects teams whose institutions have committed to their mission for equitable partnerships and have decided to become RFI reporting organizations. This will not only provide valuable input for the RFI and the project teams themselves but also add value to the project teams’ Horizon application, showing how their institutions use concrete policies and practices to ensure their collaborations will result in equitable partnerships. If you are interested in the RFI and would like to find out more about how you can request your institution to consider participating, please visit the RFI website for more information.