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.


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



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 



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



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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Indicator 1.3.2: SOPs for conflict resolution

TOP SUGGESTIONS Developing a framework for successful research partnerships in global health  KFPE Guidelines New Mexico INBRE Conflict resolution policy  International research collaboration: BuildingRead More…

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Indicator 1.4.1: Equal co-financing

TOP SUGGESTIONS North-South research partnerships: the ethics of carrying out research in developing countries (1999).  Rethinking the blueprint for African-EU research

Indicator 1.4.2: Alternatives to equal co-financing

TOP SUGGESTIONS OECD Opportunities, Challenges and Good Practices in International Research Cooperation between Developed and Developing Countries (2011, p. 5 – Inputs and ContributionsRead More…

Indicator 1.5.2: Financial Management Capacity

TOP SUGGESTIONS Financial Management Capacity Building (ASIA foundation).  Improving public sector financial management in developing countries and emerging economies  Reforming public financial management systemsRead More…

Indicator 1.5.3: Contracting and Contract Negotiation capacity

TOP SUGGESTIONS Where there is no lawyer: Guidance for fairer contract negotiation in collaborative research partnerships. Negotiating research contracts: creating opportunities for stronger researchRead More…

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