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CAAST-Net Plus backs the RFI


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).

To access the article, click here.


Global Consultation 3


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


EU-LAC Health Conference

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.



Presenting the RFI at the 34th Anniversary Meeting of the Philippine Council on Health Research for Development (PCHRD)

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.