The first session of the ARESA meeting was devoted to partnerships in research. There were two presentations that were very complementary. Carel presented a talk with the title: “The Research Fairness Initiative – Beyond Ethics?”.
Dr Patricia Kingori, from the Ethox Centre at Oxford University presented a paper on “What is good research collaboration? Views of international research scientists.” Her results focused on perceptions of senior African scientists on research collaborations and highlighted many of the problems for which the Research Fairness Initiative intends to provide solutions. There was ample time for discussion from an active audience of 120. There was strong resonance with both the problems highlighted and the potential for the RFI to create a dynamic in systematically addressing these.
To access Carel’s presentation on the RFI, please click the link below: