A UKCDR blog series exploring equitable research partnerships

KIT Royal Tropical Institute, Telethon Kids Institute, PANChSHEEEL, UCL GOS Institute of Child Health, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, University of the Witwatersrand, University of Leeds, University of Liverpool, UKCDR, University of Bristol and Ulster University

At UKCDR, we know that research for development needs equitable partnerships. We also know that there are still lessons to learn as we move equity in collaborative research from principles to practice, which will be explored in upcoming UKCDR and ESSENCE on Health Research guidance.

This blog series, ‘Equitable Partnerships: Lessons from Practitioners’, explores the importance of equity, as well as its barriers and enablers.  Each blog is written by one or more guest author and provides best practice and learning examples informed by their experience in the field.

Addressing the global health crisis: epidemiologists attempt to bring back harmony with the BRIDGE guidelines

The first blog in this series was written by Sandra Alba and Susan Rumisha. Sandra is an epidemiologist based at KIT Royal Tropical Institute in the Netherlands and Susan is a Tanzanian researcher and statistician at the Telethon Kids Institute in Western Australia.

Building trust with rural communities: how we developed partnerships with rural Indian villages

The second blog in this series was written by Monica LakhanpaulHemant ChaturvediLaura Nixon and Sam Mardell (on behalf of the PANChSHEEEL research team). Monica is the Principle Investigator of the PANChSHEEEL project, a Paediatrician, and Professor of Integrated Child Health at UCL GOS Institute of Child Health. Hermant is a field researcher and Research Assistant at UCL GOS Institute of Child Health. Laura is a Research Assistant at UCL GOS Institute of Child Health. Sam Mardell is the Strategic Partnership Manager for UCL’s relationship with AHRI, South Africa and co-Chair of UCL’s LMIC Research Operations Group.

Identifying higher-value partnerships: funding isn’t everything

The third blog in this series was written by Dr Aaron Yarmoshuk. Aaron is a freelance consultant and researcher. Currently, Aaron is working with Stellenbosch University and is an Adjunct Lecturer at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto.

Six tips for ensuring partnerships in research consortia are equitable

The fourth blog in this series was written by Dr Taghreed El Hajj. Taghreed is Post-Doctoral Research Associate  and MEL lead at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine. 

How research management needs to respond to the international partnership challenge

The fifth blog in this series was written by William MitchellLouise Heery and Yolanda Davids. At the time of writing, William was leading on support for global challenges and international research collaboration at the University of Liverpool. He is now based at the University of Sheffield. Louise is Head of Global Research Development at the University of Leeds. Yolanda is Deputy Director of Research Development at  the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits).

Moments from UKCDR’s Annual Stakeholder Event

The sixth blog in this series was written by Lucy Lawrenson, the Communications Assistant at UKCDR.

Seven Criteria for Conducting Ethical Research in Contexts of Conflict and Crisis

The seventh and final blog in this series was written by Kelsey Shanks and Julia Paulson. Kelsey is a Professor and UNESCO Chair at Ulster University. Julia is Associate Professor at the University of Bristol.