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RFI Report Writing Workshop – October 3rd, 2017 in Cape Town, South Africa

CAAST-Net Plus, in collaboration with the Department of Science and Technology (DST), South Africa; the Council on Health Research for Development (COHRED); the Spanish Foundation for International Cooperation, Health and Social Affairs (FCSAI); and the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology (MoEST), Kenya – held an RFI Report Writing Workshop in Cape Town, South Africa on October 2 – 3rd, 2017.

The workshop took place at the Hotel Verde. Teams/individuals from six South African institutions attended the workshop:

This workshop focused on introducing the institutions to the RFI Reporting Guide and it’s rationale, as well as helping them to begin writing their reports, with the aim of going back to their institutions and recommending the tool to the executive level.

Some comments from the workshop include:

“Its certainly given us a lot of food for thought, because many of our practices have been traditional and inherited, or may have been practices that were important to our previous university, and not in its current format. So I think its a good exercise… This as a toolkit would allow us to look at areas that are important… It illuminates a lot of areas that we still need to give attention to. We will certainly recommend it.” – Prof Prem Govender, Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University

“On behalf of UWC, thank you very much for the opportunity to assess where we’re at… There are some aspects that we’ve highlighted that we should take back to our institution to address because of the implications for research going forward.” – Prof Priscilla Baker, University of the Western Cape

“To me one of the areas where this would help is if it was acknowledged in funding application forms produced by funders’ where they actually put a question in there for reviewers to assess the fairness of the sharing of budget or resources or roles and contributions by the different partners, and for the reviewers to comment on that when they review a grant application.” – Dr Yolande Harley, University of Cape Town

Participants at the RFI Report Writing workshop in Cape Town

Participants at the RFI Report Writing workshop in Cape Town

Prof Carel IJsselmuiden gave a presentation on the RFI prior to institutions beginning their report writing

Prof Carel IJsselmuiden gave an introductory presentation on the RFI prior to institutions beginning their report writing






September 5- 8, 2017: International Conference on Research for Development (ICRD), Bern – Switzerland

The session on the RFI will take place on September 6, 2017. This is a joint session with 4 partners COHRED, KFPE (http://www.naturalsciences.ch/organisations/kfpe), UKCDS (www.ukcds.org.uk), and the COHESION project led by the University of Geneva (http://cohesionproject.info). The first session is an expert panel presentation and discussion session reflecting on promoting fair research partnerships from the perspectives of research institutions, research funders, project managers, and development agencies. The second session is a hands-on workshop on applying the RFI to the real-life experiences of participants and the presenters. Please view the abstract for the event below:

20170627_ICDR2017_Research Fairness Initiavie Session2



May 11 – 12, 2017: Stellenbosch University, South Africa

Carel IJsselmuiden has been invited to speak at the Annual ARESA Research Ethics Seminar at the Stellenbosch University on May 11-12, 2017. His presentation on International Research Collaborations will be followed by a 45 minute panel discussion including participants specialised in Ethics, best practice standards and international research and innovation partnerships.

He will be speaking in the joint plenary called Session 1: International research collaborations with Dr Patricia Kingori (Ethox Centre, Oxford University, UK).

Please click the link below to view the programme for the event:

ARESA Seminar May 2017 Agenda

For more information please contact Ms Kelsey Engelbrecht on kelseyf@sun.ac.za or  Prof Keymanthri Moodley (Centre for Medical Ethics and Law, Stellenbosch University) on KM@sun.ac.za