TRUST Feedback event to sex workers



“Feedback about the findings of the research must be given to local communities and research participants.” That’s the essence of Article 3 of the TRUST Global Code of Conduct. Prof. Schroeder, the TRUST Co-ordinator, thanks Dr Joshua Kimani for organising a successful feedback event for sex workers in Nairobi. She also thanks Joyce Adhiambo Odhiambo …

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New publication: Research with, not about, communities

TRUST publishes “Research with, not about, communities”. The guidance document  gives practical advice on community engagement, an ethical imperative for global researchers. Readers are invited to use the TRUST compass (fairness, respect, care and honesty) during all five research stages (research question, research design, implementation, results, evaluation). The main advice is to build long-term, mutually …

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TRUST Code featured in NATURE

The TRUST Global Code of Conduct for Research in Resource-poor Settings is the topic of a NATURE article by science journalist Linda Nordling. Europe’s biggest research fund cracks down on ‘ethics dumping’  summarizes an announcement made by Wolfgang Burtscher, the European Commission’s Deputy Director-General for Research and Innovation, at the European Parliament in Brussels on …

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Open to the World

Commissioner Carlos Moedas has set three goals for EU research and innovation policy: Open Innovation, Open Science and Open to the World. Under the mission, Open to the World, the TRUST sister site will host translations for the Global Code of Conduct and the San Code of Research Ethics. The first translations of the Global …

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San Code of Research Ethics enters US speech competition

Danielle Pacia from the University of Alabama used the San Code of Research Ethics to enter US competitions for informative speaking. She performed the speech around 40 times and came into the last 25 in the country! Audiences were highly interested in the code and the information Danielle provided about the San efforts to protect …

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DNDi promotes the TRUST Global Code of Conduct

A week ahead of the major European Parliament workshop on Ethics Dumping, DNDi, the Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative, promotes the Global Code of Conduct for Research in Resource-Poor Settings. DNDi’s Executive Director Bernard Pécoul expressed his support in a message on Twitter emphasizing the importance of respect and care to underpin research involving vulnerable populations. This is …

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First news coverage for the Global Code

Linda Nordling, a journalist of high standing in the science community, wrote the first piece about the Global Code for research entitled: “Guidelines hope to stop ‘ethics dumping’ in poor countries”. Please click here for pdf. The piece was accompanied by an opinion editorial from the TRUST co-ordinator, Prof. Doris Schroeder entitled: “Putting an end …

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New Website for Global Code of Conduct launched

To achieve sustainability beyond the duration of TRUST, the Global Code of Conduct for Research in Resource-Poor Settings and associated learning material were launched on a new, independent website. The code is relevant to all those who oppose double standards in research and support long-term equitable research relationships between partners in lower-income and high-income settings. …

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Global Code of Conduct launched in Stockholm

On 15 May 2018, Prof. Doris Schroeder, Leana Snyders and Prof. Klaus Leisinger presented TRUST’s Global Code of Conduct for Research in Resource-Poor Settings to the high-profile UN Leadership Council of the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN). The SDSN met at the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA) and TRUST was invited to present in …

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