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.
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.