Gates Open Research has published an open letter on the RFI, written by Prof Jim Lavery and Prof Carel IJsselmuiden.
The RFI was mentioned in a post on the Michigan School of Public Healths blog, titled:
The RFI was included as a symposium topic at the EDCTP Forum 2018, and the session took place on Tuesday, September 18, 2018.
In this session, RFI experts, RFI implementers and shared their views on how the RFI adds value to the research partnerships they are involved in – what can be improved – and why all research stakeholders should consider implementing the RI. The session included presentations on the following:
- Application of the RFI in INSERM and AVIESAN
- Added value of the RFI to IRESSEF
- The WHO TDR RFI report – benefits and challenges from a funders perspective
- Benefits of the RFI to national governments: Analysis of the RFI reports of 3 key Senegalese institutions
- The RFI – Implementation at the IHMT & it’s adoption in the CPLP.
The presentations were followed by a discussion and questions from the audience. It was encouraging that may questions focused on “how to globalize the RFI”, rather than whether it was important.
The presentations can be found on our website here.
An editorial written by COHRED in collaboration with the Institute of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine of the Universidade Nova de Lisboa in Portugal was published as an editorial in the BMJ Global Health.
The article concerns the implementation/adoption of the RFI in the Portuguese speaking countries (CPLP), and specifically highlights how the RFI can help CPLP’s to improve their own research capacities through ensuring that partnerships are fair and transparent.
The article can be accessed here.
A presentation on the RFI was included on the programme for the EuroScience Open Forum 2018, in Toulouse, France, on July 12, 2018.
Two brand new RFI Reports were published in June 2018, this time with one being from a Southern Institution and one from a Northern institution.
Kirsty Klipp presented the RFI as part of a parallel session at the SARIMA conference 2018, on Thursday May 31, 2018, at the Misty Hills Country Hotel in Gauteng, South Africa.
SciDev.Net published an article which spoke about the RFI as a tool for research institutions, highlighting its usefulness as a way to see where there are gaps in policy.
On April 12, 2018, COHRED, in collaboration with the Swiss Commission for Partnerships with Developing Countries (KFPE) hosted COHRED Colloquium 5, an event that focused on the Research Fairness Initiative.