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.

COHRED: Fair Research Contracting Initiative - Kofi the mouse

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

For a discussion on how we can help your institution, please contact:

Ms Jacintha Toohey (LLB, Dip. Information Systems)
Fair Research Contracting Initiative, (COHRED)
University of Kwazulu Natal, Pietermaritzburg, KZN, South Africa
Tel: +27 (0) 33 260 5770
Email: toohey@cohred.org
Skype: jacintha31
Website: www.cohred.org/frc/