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International Conference on Research for Development – Bern, Switzerland

A session on the RFI took place on September 6, 2017, at the International Conference on Research for Development in Bern, Swiitzerland. This was a joint session with 4 partners COHRED, KFPE (, UKCDS (, and the COHESION project led by the University of Geneva (

The first session was an expert panel presentation and discussion session reflecting on promoting fair research partnerships from the perspectives of research institutions, research funders, project managers, and development agencies. The second session was a hands-on workshop on applying the RFI to the real-life experiences of participants and the presenters.



CEA-SAMEF Senegal’s second institution to submit an RFI report

Senegal’s Centre d’excellence Africain pour la sante de la mere et de l’enfant (CEA-SAMEF) – African Centre of Excellence – Mother and Child Health – is the second institution to submit an RFI report for validation by the RFI team. This report will be reviewed and validated, after which CEA-SAMEF will be able to display the RFI logo on their website and documents.




The Université Alouine Diop de Bambey compiles first ever RFI report!

The Université Alouine Diop de Bambey, Senegal, is the first ever institution to compile and submit an RFI report, following the RFI implementation workshops that took place in Dakar, Senegal on 12-14 June, 2017.

This makes them potentially the first ever RFI institution, with Africa leading the way forward! The next step in the process will involve the RFI team validating the report, allowing the Université Alouine Diop de Bambey to use the RFI logo confirming their compliance with the RFI guidelines for Fair Research.



Photographs from RFI Implementation Workshop in Dakar, Senegal

The RFI and CAAST-Net Plus ran an RFI Implementation Workshop in Dakar, Senegal from June 11-13, 2017. This workshop was a success and many participants expressed their interest in the RFI and it’s core principles.

The following photographs were taken during to the newly opened laboratory of IRESSEF (Institut de Recherche en Santé / Health Research Institute, in Dakar, Senegal.


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