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.
SciDev.Net published an article on the Research Fairness Initiative, which concentrates on the South East Asian perspective of how such an initiative can be beneficial. With quotes from key stakeholders from the Philippines, the RFI is starting to grow at a global level.
The RFI Team was present at the EU-LAC Health Conference, a high-level meeting in Brussels to discuss and disseminate the main output of the EU-funded project. Read the full report here.
At a parallel session, Dr. Juan Garay (Chief of the Section of Cooperation, delegation of the EU in Mexico) talked on research in equity and engaged with a representative from the RFI Team in a round table discussion about the importance of the Index’s development for international collaborative research in health.
Organised by the PCHRD in Manila on March 17th, 2016, COHRED was invited to present the Research Fairness Initiative for discussion at a panel session.
Participants included representatives from the Newton Fund, Institut Pasteur, the University of the Philippines, Manila, National Food Research Institute, the Philippine Assistant Secretary for Health and others.
COHRED held a closed RFI Workshop co-organised by NSTDA on February 10th to 11th, 2016.
The purpose of this meeting was to present the Research Fairness Initiative to NSTDA and test its applicability in the organisation’s different departments, including IP, finance and research teams.
The Research Fairness Initiative was discussed at a panel session at the Global Forum on Research and Innovation for Health. The event was organised by COHRED in partnership with the Philippines to provide a unique global platform enabling the global research and innovation agenda to be set and solved with the ultimate outcome of internationally improving health, equity and socio-economic development in a sustainable manner. The Forum was hosted in Manila, the Philippines, on August 24th to 27th, 2015. Click here for the Forum website.
An interview with Dr. Martin Sepulveda (IBM Fellow & Vice President, Health Systems and Policy Research at IBM Corporation):
Courtesy of Kaz Janowski, SciDev.Net.
Our blog posting on Research Fairness Initiative : Where there is need for best practices in Health Research Collaborations was published on January 31st this year highlighting the achievements, needs and challenges of international collaborative partnerships in health and what the Research Fairness Initiative will offer and where it intends to propose a change. See what the blog posting said.