New Deliverable: Industry Platform

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), …

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TRUST show-cased to European Commission in Johannesburg

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 …

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New Deliverable: Generic Risks of Exporting Non-Ethical Practices

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.

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PI’s long-term collaborator and TRUST colleague passed away

  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 …

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National and International Compliance Tools

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.

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Film now out – Protecting San Indigenous Knowledge

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 …

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Call open: Ethics and regulatory capacities

TRUST’s partner EDCTP has just launched a call on Ethics and regulatory capacities the aim of which is to provide funding to actions that aim to support sub-Saharan African countries to establish and develop robust national medicines regulatory systems and capacities for ethical review of clinical research and use of medicinal products and technologies for …

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