The 02nd of March 2017 was a historical day for the San Communities of South Africa. They launched their own local cultural specific San Code of Research Ethics. The San have been of great academic research interest for the past decades. However, due to numerous complex reasons the San often suffered from inequitable research relationships …Read More..
In the development of a Global Code of Conduct for North-South collaborations in research, another big step was made. TRUST mapped all previously identified 88 exploitation risks in North-South research collaborations onto major existing ethics guidelines. Read the full guidelines here.Read More..
Key to the fulfilment of TRUST’s overall goal of building equitable research relationships is the involvement of all relevant stakeholders including industry representatives and industry associations. This report provides the context for the engagement of industry by the TRUST project, describes efforts at reducing exploitation in research partnerships with low and middle income countries (LMICs), …Read More..
TRUST was chosen by the South African Department of Science and Technology (DST) as one of the projects to be show-cased to a delegation from the European Commission at their recent visit to Pretoria and Johannesburg while attending theScience Forum South Africa. Our partner, Prof. Pamela Andanda (University of Witwatersrand, WITS, Johannesburg), was proud to …Read More..
TRUST’s second eNewsletter is out! You can download the file here.Read More..
TRUST completed a major fact finding mission on risks for exploitation in research. Risks were grouped according to four values that are essential in equitable North South collaborations: fairness, respect, care and honesty. A total of 88 risks were identified. For a full list, see report.Read More..
The TRUST consortium is exceptionally sad to report the news of Andries Steenkamp’s death. Andries was only in his fifties and was heavily involved in TRUST, representing the South African San community. For instance, he was involved in both TRUST videos. In the first he noted: “It is very important for the San to …Read More..
The 1st step towards the Compliance and Ethics Follow-up Tool – read our new deliverable, a resource of existing norms, international instruments, self-regulatory mechanisms and compliance tools in the field of research ethics.Read More..
The 2nd TRUST video is available on our YouTube channel now. Filmed in the Kalahari in June 2016, it describes how the local San community have been protecting themselves from exploitation in research for over 10 years. As Petrus Vaalbooi says in an interview for the documentary: “We, the bushmen of South Africa, would like …Read More..
TRUST has completed a case study handbook, listing “ethics dumping” cases for all sections of the Horizon 2020 ethics review table. The report involved authors from 12 countries and points to ongoing exploitation problems in North South collaborations. You can access the report here.Read More..