TRUST chosen as success story by funder

The TRUST consortium is very proud to have been chosen as a success story by its funder, the European Union. SiS.net, the international network for Science with and for Society in Horizon 2020, writes that TRUST supports political objectives that strengthen the EU in being a credible and strong global partner and that “the TRUST …

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New Deliverable: Compliance Gaps

For this deliverable TRUST went on a major fact finding mission to identify existing failures and gaps in adherence to ethical standards. This report is the second step towards the Compliance and Ethics Follow-up Tool to be developed in this project. It includes regulatory and institutional gaps and reports about selected examples of challenges, gaps and failures in …

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San Code of Research Ethics receives wide media coverage

The San Code of Research Ethics has received a wide media coverage since its launch on 02. March 2017:   News 24 – San Council launches code of ethics for researchers The Conversation – The ethics of research: How to end the exploitation of vulnerable communities Nature – South Africa’s San people issue ethics code to scientists Mail & Guardian – San …

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San Council launches San Code of Research Ethics

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 …

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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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