RFI Evidence Base

Welcome to the RFI Evidence Base!
The resources listed on this website are intended to provide readers with general information about current existing documents – including guidelines, principles and policies – relating to partnerships in research. While these documents are intended to increase awareness of existing literature and information in this regard, COHRED does not promote any particular value judgements or political standings regarding the information contained. It is suggested that RFI Report Teams review the documents and apply what is useful and relevant to their organisational context.
Please note that the references listed on this website are regularly updated. If you are aware of any additional references that you feel are relevant for the RFI indicators, please feel free to contact us at rfi@cohred.org and make us aware of them.

Overview

Below is an overview of the RFI reporting guide. Please note that under each topic, there are also 3 specific indicators.

DOMAIN 1: FAIRNESS OF OPPORTUNITY

Topics

1.1. Relevance To Communities – in which research is done
1.2. Early Engagement of Partners
1.3. Making Contributions of All Partners Explicit – Fair Research Contracting
1.4. Ensuring That Matching and Other Co-Financing Mechanisms Do Not
Undermine Opportunities For Fair Participation of All Partners
1.5. Recognition of Unequal Research Management Capacities Between
Partners And Providing For Appropriate Corrective Measures 

DOMAIN 2: FAIR PROCESS

Topics

2.6. Minimizing Negative Impact of Research Programmes On Health And
Other Systems
2.7. Fair Local Hiring, Training And Sourcing
2.8. Respect For Authority of Local Ethics Review Systems
2.9. Data Ownership, Storage, Access And Use
2.10. Encourage Full Cost Recovery Budgeting And Compensation For All
Partners

DOMAIN 3: FAIR SHARING OF BENEFITS, COSTS AND OUTCOMES

Topics

3.11. Research System Capacities
3.12. Intellectual Property Rights And Tech Transfer
3.13. Innovation System Capacities
3.14. Due Diligence
3.15. Expectation Of All Partners To Adhere To A Best Practice Standard
In Research Collaborations

By using the list below, you will be able to access links to literature that we feel is relevant to each domain, topic and indicator. Once you have selected an option from the list, click on the numbered indicators that appear below the drop-down menu to view literature related to them.

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Topic 1.1: Relevance to communities


General literature The ethics of research related to healthcare in developing countries: follow-up paper – Nuffield Council on Bioethics (p. 57 – community participation;Read More…

May 30, 2017


Indicator 1.1.1: Research priorities in communities where research is being conducted


TOP SUGGESTIONS CIOMS International Ethical Guidelines for Health-Related Research Involving Humans (2016, p. 16-19) The bureaucratic context of international health: A social scientist’s viewRead More…


Indicator 1.1.2: Actions if there are no research priorities


TOP SUGGESTIONS Priority setting for research for health: A management process for countries.  Global Observatory on Health R&D Working paper series 1 (preliminary draft)Read More…


Indicator 1.1.3: Justification to research low priority topics


TOP SUGGESTIONS Setting priorities for global mental health research.  Low Priority of Cardiovascular and Chronic Diseases on the Global Health Agenda. Low Priority ofRead More…



Indicator 1.2.1: Relationship between the ‘main/lead/sponsoring’ and ‘other’ partners


TOP SUGGESTIONS KFPE’s Guide for Transboundary Research Partnerships  A checklist for health research priority setting: nine common themes of good practice.  Cross-cultural research: TryingRead More…



Indicator 1.2.3: SOPs for supportive actions to partners


TOP SUGGESTIONS ESSENCE – Seven principles for strengthening research capacity in low- and middle-income countries: simple ideas in a complex world (see Guideline 6).Read More…



Indicator 1.3.1: Role clarification in research partnerships


TOP SUGGESTIONS KFPE Guidelines Marais, D., Toohey, J., Edwards, D., & IJsselmuiden, C. (2013). Where there is no lawyer: Guidance for fairer contract negotiationRead More…


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