Announcement: Fair research contracting meeting at the Bellagio Center, 22-26 October 2012


In 2011, COHRED committed to launch its “Fair Research Contracting” initiative to support low-and middle-income countries (LMICs) where negotiating equitable research partnerships remains a central issue.

The Fair Research Contracting initiative aims to identify best practices for the research contracting (negotiation) process that would be useful in the following three scenarios
1. where there is no lawyer,
2. where there may be lay personnel who could be trained, and
3. where there is a lawyer or legal expertise.

COHRED, in partnership with the Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center will be hosting the Fair Research Contracting (FRC) meeting, 22-26 October 2012. At the meeting, scientists and researchers, along with participants from foundations, NGOs and other groups, will come together to shape how we can develop and advance the benefits of fair research model contracts and contracting guidelines to support the work of institutions and researchers in LMICs.

The meeting will take place at the Bellagio Center’s premises in Italy. The Center’s mission is to promote innovation and identify impact-oriented solutions to critical global problems. Bellagio conferences are small, focused, interactive gatherings designed to push creative and innovative thinking to address global challenges.

The meeting will come up with practical actions and a dedicated guide / document on how to set-up fair research contracts.

Agenda: Click here to download the agenda to the meeting.

For more details on the meeting, go to:

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