The Commission for Research Partnerships with Developing Countries (KFPE) shared the three latest RFI documents presenting the newly developed framework of the initiative in their Newsflash on November 29th, 2016, to encourage public input before the RFI piloting in February 2017.
SciDev.Net conducted an interview with Prof. Carel IJsselmuiden, Executive Director of COHRED, and Dr. Glaudina Loots, Department of Science and Technology (DST), South Africa, for their input following the RFI Conference in Brussels on September 28th, 2016.
Linda Nordling published an article on the Research Fairness Initiative’s global piloting stage through Research Africa after results from the Research Fairness Initiative Conference in Brussels on Sep. 28th, 2016.
The RFI was presented to the European Union and African Union in collaboration with CAAST-Net Plus in Brussels, Belgium on September 28th, 2016. This event introduced the RFI as a system that validates and promotes fair research partnerships and supports EU-AU collaboration in research and innovation.
The Research Fairness Initiative (RFI) was front page news on the CAAST-Net Plus website in mid-August 2016. The article published by CAAST-Net Plus discussed two RFI African workshops held in Abuja, Nigeria, at the Raw Materials Research and Development Council (RMRDC) and in Dakar, Senegal, at the Cheikh Anta Diop University (UCAD).
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The COHRED Fairness Index (CFI) has undergone many changes since our last Newsletter in December 2015. With the feedback from our Technical Working Group (TWG) and the input received at the Colloquium in April at the Wellcome Trust last year, we were able to create metrics by which partners would be assessed as fair collaborators against certain criteria. Continue reading
CAAST-Net Plus discusses the results of the Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) Research Fairness Initiative (RFI) Workshop held on May 23-24, 2016, in Nairobi.
Click here to access the CAAST-Net Plus June 2016 Magazine edition.