Fair Research Contracting

Best Practice Tools on Global Health Research Contracting

The FRC supports international health research at 3 levels:

  • where no legal support exists
  • where there is limited legal resources
  • where there is legal capacity
The Fair Research Contracting Initiative can provide:

Guidance tools (freely available)

Workshops (‘How to build effective research partnerships’)

  • A 1/2 day (introductory) or
  • A 3 day (intensive) workshop

Technical consultancy

  • Legal advice to research managers on specialized areas such as intellectual property and data sharing/ownership, and overhead cost recovery.

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Benefits of Fair Research Contracting

Increase global competitiveness through

  • Intellectual property rights
  • Capacity building efforts
  • Ownership/sharing of data
  • Compensation for overhead costs
  • Research contracting context

Build institutional reputation and research capacity to

  • Collaborations with both sides of the partnership having skilled contractors
  • Facilitation of more efficient contracting arrangements
  • Decreased complications during and after research
  • Better contracts for improved intra-mural management of research
  • Enhance access to more resources to fund institution infrastructure such as buildings, research equipment, scholarships, staff, and more

The COHRED Fairness Index is designed to work hand-in-hand with COHRED’s Fair Research Contracting. While, the CFI underscores the accountability of the stakeholders, it also increases the legitimacy and fairness of research collaboration along the standards set by Fair Research Contracting.

For further information, visit our website on www.cohred.org/FRC or contact us on Email: frc@cohred.org

Jacintha Toohey | Project Lead: Fair Research Contracting Initiative Phone: +27 (0) 33 260 5770 | E-mail: toohey@cohred.org

Barbara Ewals | Director for Partnerships Phone: +66 81 9968816 | E-mail: ewals@cohred.org