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• World Conference on Research Integrity 2022. University of Cape Town 29 May-1 June 2022. Opening plenary will discuss fair partnerships and the RFI. https://wcri2022.org/programme/

• IJsselmuiden C, Bhattacharya B. Research Fairness Initiative – an evidence-based tool to build equitable and sustainable (research) partnerships. AFREHealth News, March/April 2022. African Forum for Research and Education in Health (AFREHealth). https://afrehealth.org

• Charles P. Larson, Katrina M. Plamondon, Leslie Dubent, Frank Bicaba, Abel Bicaba, Tran Hung Minh, An Nguyen, Jacques E. Girard, Jean Ramd , Theresa W. Gyorkosb. The Equity Tool for Valuing Global Health Partnerships. Global Health: Science and Practice 2022; 10 (2). https://www.ghspjournal.org/content/early/2022/04/18/GHSP-D-21-00316

• IJsselmuiden C, Bhattacharya B, Kaiser K. World Intellectual Property Day – Innovating for a Better Future. Website of World Association of Industrial and Technological Research Organizations (WAITRO) 26 April 2022. https://waitro.org/general/world-intellectual-property-day-innovating-for-abetter-future/

• Robin Vincent, Bipin Adhikari, Claire Duddy, Emma Richardson, Geoff Wong, James Lavery, Sassy Molyneux, The REAL team: Mary Chambers, Phaik Yeong Cheah, Al Davies, Kate Gooding, Dorcas Kamuya, Vicki Marsh, Noni Mumba, Deborah Nyirenda, and Paulina Tindana. ‘Working relationships’ across difference – a realist review of community engagement with malaria research. Wellcome Open Research 2022, 7:13. https://doi.org/10.12688/wellcomeopenres.17192.1

• Independent Expert Report. European Commission, Directorate-General for Research and Innovation. Recommendations on how to make R&I a driver for sustainable development in AU-EU relations. Temmerman, M.(editor), Ndaka, N.(editor), Hamdi, Y.(editor), Vergütz, L.(editor), Dlamini, B.(editor), Morgan, A.(editor), Agift Ajala, O.(editor), Lanckriet-Goerig, J.(editor), Tijani, B.(editor), Nahon, D.(editor), Abdelkrim, S.(editor), Abdelhak, S.(editor), 2022. https://data.europa.eu/doi/10.2777/619331 ISBN: 978-92-76-46722-9.

• Morton B, Vercueil A,Masekela R, Heinz E, Reimer L, Saleh S, et al. Consensus statement on measures to promote equitable authorship in the publication of research from international partnerships. Anaesthesia 2022; 77: 264–76. https://associationofanaesthetists-publications.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/anae.15597

• IJsselmuiden C, Bhattacharya B, Valluari J, Martin E. It takes two, or more, to tango. Why a focus on fair and equitable research collaborations is essential for global health – and how to achieve it. PLOS ONE Blog, 7 April 2022 (World Health Day). https://everyone.plos.org/2022/04/07/it-takes-two-ormore-to-tango/

• Interview with IJsselmuiden C, Lavery J. 4 Ways to Decolonize Global Health. 4. Find Out If You’re A Colonizer/Decolonizer. Global Health NOW. Hopkins Bloomberg Public Health Magazine, 22 April 2022. https://magazine.jhsph.edu/2022/4-ways-decolonize-global-health and additional link to the series: https://globalhealthnow.org/2022-04/decolonize-global-health-week

• Lyn Horn. Ending scientific colonialism will make research more effective. Research Professional News. 11 March 2022. (Similar versions in Research Professional News Europe, and Research Fortnight). https://www.researchprofessionalnews.com/rr-news-uk-views-of-the-uk-2022-3-ending-scientificcolonialism-will-make-research-more-effective/

• Soumya Swaminathan (WHO), Bernard Pecoul (DNDi), Hisham Abdullah (MoH, Malaysia), Christos Christou (MSF), Glenda Gray (Medical Research Council, South Africa), Carel IJsselmuiden (COHRED), Marie-Paule Kieny (INSERM, France), Mariana Mazzucato (University College London), Veronika von Messling (Federal Ministry of Education and Research, Germany), Bernhards Ogutu (Kenya Medical Research Institute), John Reeder (TDR and WHO), John-Arne Rottingen (Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Norway), Renu Swarup (Department of Biotechnology, India), Marcel Tanner (SwissTPH and Swiss Academy of Arts and Sciences), Nisia Trindade Lima (Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Brazil), Michelle Childs (DNDi), Alex Harris (Wellcome Trust), Els Torreele (University College London), Suerie Moon (Graduate Institute of Geneva). What is biomedical R&D in the global public interest? Nature Comments. 10 February 2022. Nature 602, 207-210 (2022). doi: https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-022-00324-y


• AlKhaldi M, James N, Kumar Chattu V, Ahmed S, Meghari H, Kaiser K, IJsselmuiden C, Tanner M. Rethinking and strengthening the Global Health Diplomacy through triangulated nexus between policy makers, scientists and the community in light of COVID-19 global crisis. BMC Global Health Research and Policy 2021; 6:12 (13 April). https://doi.org/10.1186/s41256-021-00195-2.

• Geneva Solutions. Make global health research equitable, urges fair initiative. (2021). https://genevasolutions.news/global-health/make-global-health-research-equitable-urges-fair-initiative

• Owings, L. Research colonialism still plagues Africa. (2021). https://www.scidev.net/sub-saharanafrica/scidev-net-investigates/research-colonialism-still-plagues-africa/

• IJsselmuiden C, Ntoumi F, Lavery JV, Montoya J, Abdool Karim S, Kaiser K. Should global financing be the main priority for pandemic preparedness. (Correspondence) Lancet 2021; 398: 388. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(21)01387-8

• Efua Esaaba Mantey, Daniel Doh, Judith N. Lasker, Sirry Alang, Peter Donkor, Myron Aldrink. Ghanaian views of short-term medical missions: The pros, the cons, and the possibilities for improvement. Globalization and Health (2021) 17:115. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12992-021-00741-0

UKCDR Equitable Partnerships Hub (Started 2021) lists the RFI as a key resource: https://www.ukcdr.org.uk/resource/research-fairness-initiative/

• The Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) highlighted “Year of Equitable Research Partnerships 2021” campaign on its website – https://www.acu.ac.uk/get-involved/how-the-acusupports-equitable-partnerships/

• The RFI was highlighted in episode 6, series 1 of the ACU’s Internationalist Podcast. This episode was titled “International Collaboration – a fairer future?” – https://www.acu.ac.uk/theinternationalist/?utm_content=buffer29f9c&utm_medium=social&utm_source=linkedin.com&utm_campaign=buffer

• The Policies for Equitable Access to Health (PEAH) blog mentioned the RFI YERP2021 campaign in a post and asked its readership to support and disseminate it. http://www.peah.it/2021/01/9349/

• Foxx, A.J, Franco Mel ndez, K.P, Hariharan, J, Kozik, A. J, Wattenburger, C. J, Godoy-Vitorino, F, Rivers, A. R. (2021). Advancing Equity and Inclusion in Microbiome Research and Training. mSystems, (6, 5). https://www.researchgate.net/publication/355187380_Advancing_Equity_and_Inclusion_in_Microbiome_Research_and_Training.

• Faure M.C , Munung N.S, Ntusi, N.A.B, Pratt, B, de Vries, J. Mapping experiences and perspectives of equity in international health collaborations: a scoping review. International Journal for Equity in Health (2021) 20:28. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12939-020-01350-w

• The “Last Mile” podcast series by iCHORDS supporting the WHO 2030 Neglected Tropical Disease (NTD) Roadmap episode 2 – “It’s Time for Fairness in Research Partnerships” – the purpose of RFI and its contribution towards NTD elimination and control neglect of research and implementation partnerships in global health ethics reason behind a wide range of unfair and sometimes inequitable practices presented by Prof James V. Lavery on December 14, 2021. (https://anchor.fm/ichords/episodes/Its-Time-for-Fairness-in-Research-Partnerships-e1bmt6l/a-a73g9he)

• IJsselmuiden C, Garner C, Ntoumi F, Montoya J, Keusch GT. R&D – more than sharing vaccines. A complete change is needed in the approach to and funding of global preparedness. Council on Foreign Relations. Think Global Health. 2021. https://www.thinkglobalhealth.org/article/rd-more-sharingvaccines


• Sandra Alba, Kristien Verdonck, Annick Lenglet, Susan F Rumisha, Martijn Wienia, Imre Teunissen, Masja Straetemans, Walter Mendoza, Daniel Jeannetot, Daniel Weibel, Harriet Mayanja-Kizza, Sanjay Juvekar. Bridging research integrity and global health epidemiology (BRIDGE) statement: guidelines for good epidemiological practice. BMJ Global Health. 2020 (3 Sept);5:e003236. https://doi:10.1136/bmjgh-2020-003236

• Nuffield Council on Bioethics. Research in global health emergencies: ethical issues. (2020). https://www.nuffieldbioethics.org/publications/research-in-global-health-emergencies

• World Health Organization. Ethical standards for research during public health emergencies: Distilling existing guidance to support COVID-19 R&D. World Health Organisation. (2020). https://www.who.int/publications/i/item/WHO-RFH-20.1

• F. Jankowski, S. Louafi,N. A. Kane, M. Diol, A. Diao Camara5, J.‑L. Pham, C. Berthouly‑Salazar, A. Barnaud. From texts to enacting practices: defining fair and equitable research principles for plant genetic resources in West Africa. Agriculture and Human Values. 28 April 2020. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10460-020-10039-3.

• World Health Organization. Health Evidence Network Report 69. What is the evidence on policies, interventions and tools for establishing and/or strengthening national health research systems and their effectiveness? (2020). https://www.euro.who.int/en/data-and-evidence/evidence-informedpolicy-making/publications/2020/what-is-the-evidence-on-policies,-interventions-and-tools-forestablishing-andor-strengthening-national-health-research-systems-and-their-effectiveness-2020

• Craveiro, I., Carvalho, A. & Ferrinho, P. “Get us partnerships!” – a qualitative study of Angolan and Mozambican health academics’ experiences with North/South partnerships. Global Health 16, 33(2020). https://doi.org/10.1186/s12992-020-00562-7

• M Al-Khaldi. Research Fairness Initiative opens a new era for equitable and impactful research collaborations. European Journal of Public Health, Volume 30, Issue Supplement_5, September 2020, ckaa165.802, https://doi.org/10.1093/eurpub/ckaa165.802

• Mohammed AlKhaldi, Rasha Kaloti, Duha Shella, Aisha Al Basuoni & Hamza Meghari (2020) Health system’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic in conflict settings: Policy reflections from Palestine. Global Public Health, 15:8, 1244-1256, DOI: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/17441692.2020.1781914


• United Nations. Global Sustainable Development Report 2019. (2019). https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/content/documents/24797GSDR_report_2019.pdf

• Abla M Sibai, Anthony Rizk, Adam P Coutts, Ghinwa Monzer, Adel Daoud, Richard Sullivan, Bayard Roberts, Lokman I Meho, Fouad M Fouad, *Jocelyn DeJong. North–South inequities in research collaboration in humanitarian and conflict contexts. Lancet 2019 (2 November), 394: 1597-1600. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(19)32482-1

• Gláucia Maria Moraes de Oliveira, Fausto J. Pinto. Mais um Passo na Educação Médica nos Países de Língua Portuguesa. (Another Step in Medical Education in Portuguese Speaking Countries). Arq Bras Cardiol. 2019; 113(5):894-895. https://abccardiol.org/article/mais-um-passo-na-educacaomedica-nos-paises-de-linguaportuguesa/

• Tulani Francis L. Matenga, Joseph Mumba Zulu, J. Hope Corbin, Oliver Mweemba. Contemporary issues in north–south health research partnerships: perspectives of health research stakeholders in Zambia. Health Research Policy and Systems (2019) 17:7. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12961-018-0409-7

• Carvalho A, Ferrinho P, Craveiro I. Towards post-colonial capacity-building methodologies – some remarks on the experiences of health researchers from Mozambique and Angola. (Em torno de metodologias de capacitação pós-coloniais: algumas notas acerca das experiéncias de pesquisadores de saúde de Moçambique e Angola). Ciencia Saude Coletiva. 2019 (May 30); 24(5):1617-1626. doi: 10.1590/1413-81232018245.04442019. PMID: 31166497.

• Simpkin, V, Namubiru-Mwaura, E, Clarke, L, & Mossialos, E. (2019). Investing in health R&D: where we are, what limits us, and how to make progress in Africa. BMJ Global Health. https://gh.bmj.com/content/4/2/e001047


• Lavery JV and IJsselmuiden C. The Research Fairness Initiative: Filling a critical gap in global research ethics. Gates Open Res 2:58. 2018. https://gatesopenresearch.org/articles/2-58/v1

• Carvalho A, IJsselmuiden C, Kaiser K, Hartz Z, Ferrinho, P. Towards equity in global health partnerships: adoption of the Research Fairness Initiative (RFI) by Portuguese-speaking countries. BMJ Global Health 2018;3:e000978. https://gh.bmj.com/content/3/5/e000978

• Botti L, IJsselmuiden C, Kuss K, Mwangi E, Wagner IE. Equality in health research cooperation between Africa and Europe: the potential of the Research Fairness Initiative. In: Africa-Europe Research and Innovation Cooperation. Global challenges, bi-regional responses. Cherry A, Haselip J, Ralfphs G, Wagner IE, Eds. Palgrave Macmillan, Cham, Switzerland. 2018, 99-119. ISBN 978-3-319-69928-8 (hardcopy) ISBN 978-3-319-69929-5 (eBook). https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-3-319-69929-5

• Rethinking Research Collaborative. (Report funded by UKRI / UK Research and Innovation). Promoting fair and equitable research partnerships to respond to global challenges. September 2018. https://rethinkingresearchpartnerships.files.wordpress.com/2018/10/fair-and-equitablepartnerships_research-report-public.pdf

• Van Schooten H, IJsselmuiden C. Beyond good intentions – fair research partnerships essential for resilience in low income countries. The Broker, 23 May 2018. http://www.thebrokeronline.eu/Blogs/Inclusive-Economy-Africa/Beyond-good-intentions-fair-researchpartnerships-essential-for-resilience-in-low-income-countries.

• Kaiser K, IJsselmuiden C. From good intentions to Equitable Solutions in Health Research Collaborations – The Research Fairness Initiative (RFI). International Health Policies, 485: 23 Aug 2018. https://www.internationalhealthpolicies.org/blogs/from-good-intentions-to-equitable-solutions-inhealth-research-collaborations-the-research-fairness-initiative-rfi/

• COHRED Colloquium 5. Towards a Global Reporting Standard for Fair Research Partnerships. COHRED and Swiss Academy for Natural sciences (SCNAT), Geneva, 2 July 2018. ISBN: 978-92-9226-066-8. http://www.cohred.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/04-UsefulReadings_COHRED_Colloquium5_v1.pdf

• Aisling Irwin. Research fairness tool reveals policy gaps. SciDev Net. 22 May 2018. https://www.scidev.net/global/news/research-fairness-tool-reveals-policy-gaps/

Global Health Transitions and Sustainable Solutions: The Role of Partnerships. Proceedings of a workshop. A report of the the National Academies of Sciences, Medicine & Engineering. National Academies Press, Washington 2018. https://nap.nationalacademies.org/catalog/25276/global-healthtransitions-and-sustainable-solutions-the-role-of-partnerships

• Klipp K. Research Fairness Initiative: Improving Partnerships Through Transparency. Canadian Coalition for Global Health Research website interview. 28 March 2018. http://www.ccghr.ca/researchfairness-initiative-improving-partnerships-transparency/ (link not working on 28 April 2022)

• IJsselmuiden C, Klipp K. Fair Research Partnerships in EuropeanCommission Funded Research – Do We Know What is Actually Happening with Public Funds? PEAH 29 March 2018. http://www.peah.it/2018/04/fair-research-partnerships-in-european-commission-funded-research/

• (The RFI is mentioned as an important ancilliary service for health research in a report by the Work Bank and Wellcome Trust). Money & Microbes. Strengthening clinical research capacity to prevent epidemics. (2018). https://documents1.worldbank.org/curated/en/120551526675250202/pdf/126338-REVISED-27231-IVTF-Report-reduced.pdf


• IJsselmuiden Carel, Klipp Kirsty. Para além das boas intenções – A Iniciativa para a Equidade na Investigação. (Beyond Good Intentions – the Research Fairness Initiative). An Inst Hig Med Trop 2017; 16 (Suppl. 2): S9-S10

• Carvalho António, IJsselmuiden Carel, Klipp Kirsty, Paulo Ferrinho, Zulmira Hartz. A implementação da Iniciativa para a Equidade na Investigação. (The implementation of the Research Fairness Initiative). An Inst Hig Med Trop 2017; 16 (Suppl. 2): S11-S20

• Nordling, L. Disadvantaged SA universities see promise in research fairness scheme. Research Africa, 5 October 2017. http://www.researchresearch.com/news/article/?articleId=1370602

• Beran, D, Byass, P, Gbakima, A, Kahn, K, Sankoh, O, Tollman, S, et al. (2017). Bringing all together for research capacity building in LMIC’s – Authors’ reply. The Lancet Global Health 2017. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/S2214-109X(17)30303-0

• Jennie Dodson. ‘Building Partnerships of Equals: The role of funders in equitable and effective international development collaborations’. London, UKCDR, 19 April 2017. https://www.ukcdr.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/Building-Partnerships-of-Equals_-REPORT-2.pdf

• Nordling L. Fairness Initiative is ready to roll. Research Africa, 23 March 2017. http://www.researchresearch.com/news/article/?articleId=1366849

• Botti L. Implementing an intervention for fairness, trust and equity in research collaborations. UKCDS (original title and publisher)/ Research collaborations: fairness, trust and equity. Implementing an intervention. UKCDR (successor of UKCDS). UKDSR/UKCDR Blog. Making Science Work for Development. 28 February 2017. https://www.ukcdr.org.uk/research-collaborationsfairness-trust-and-equity/

• Botti L, IJsselmuiden C. Creating and Maintaining Fair, Trustworthy and Sustainable Research Collaborations. PEAH – Policies for Equitable Access to Health – Blog post. 12. March 2017. http://www.peah.it/2017/03/creating-and-maintaining-fair-trustworthy-and-sustainable-researchcollaborations/


• P Hofmeier. Only true partners find smart solutions. (Editorial – Highlighting the Research Fairness Initiaitve as introduction to an article in the Magazine focused on Fair Research. Horizons. Swiss National Science Foundation & Swiss Academy of Arts and Sciences. (December 2016). http://www.snf.ch/SiteCollectionDocuments/horizonte/Horizonte_gesamt/SNF_horizons_111_December_EN.pdf

• Horn L. Promoting Responsible Research Conduct: A South African Perspective. Journal of Academic Ethics, 2016 (26 November); 15: 59-72. https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10805-016-9272-8

• Nordling L. Global research fairness initiative enters pilot phase. Research Africa. 6 October 2016. https://www.researchresearch.com/news/article/?articleId=1363261

• Anita Makri. Tool targets fairness deficit in research. Interview with Dr Francisco Becerra. SciDev.Net. 3 October 2016. https://www.scidev.net/global/scidev-net-at-large/tool-targets-fairness-deficitresearch/

Research Abroad: Understanding Local Contexts and Advocating for Change. Univ of Michigan Public Health News Center. 2 Octobre 2018. https://sph.umich.edu/news/2018posts/global-research-100218.html

• CAASTnet Plus. Research Fairness Initiative Conference Report. RFI Conference, Brussels, 28th September 2016. http://www.cohred.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/CN-RFI-Conference-Report_final.pdf


• Nordling L. Africa’s Fight for Equality. After years of second-class status research partnerships, African scientists are calling for change. Nature, 2015; 521: 24-25. https://doi.org/10.1038/521024a

• Lazdins J, Musolino N, IJsselmuiden C, Toohey J. Fairness in international collaborative research partnerships for health, time for a certification process: the COHRED Fairness Index. Trop Med Int Health 2015; 20 Supplement 1: 122.

• Najia Musolino, Janis Lazdins, COHRED Group. Fairness in international collaborative research partnerships for health – time for a certification process. COHRED Fairness Index. UN Special. The Magazine of International Civil Servants. June 2015: 20-21. http://www.cohred.org/wpcontent/uploads/2012/09/COHRED-Fairness-Index_UN-Special-Juin-2015.pdf

• Van der Merwe, C. Research, 2015. Research partnerships still far from fair, meeting hears. http://www.researchresearch.com/index.php?option=com_news&template=rr_2col&view=article&articleId=1351493 (Link not active on 28/4/2022)

• Musolino N, Lazdins J, Toohey J, IJsselmuiden C. COHRED Fairness Index for international collaborative partnerships. (Correspondence) Lancet

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