Global Code of Conduct for Research in Resource-Poor Settings
The Code story
One of the Horizon 2020 reference documents!
On 29 June 2018, during the TRUST project final event held at the European Parliament in Brussels, Wolfgang Burtscher, the European Commission’s Deputy Director-General for Research announced:
“As a concrete step forward, I would like to inform you that the Code developed by TRUST will be soon included in the Participant Portal of Horizon 2020 as a reference document to be consulted and applied by all relevant research projects and serve as an education tool for the younger generation of researchers”.
A video recording of the day is available here.
Launch of the Code
On 15 May 2018, Prof. Doris Schroeder, Leana Snyders and Prof. Klaus Leisinger presented TRUST's Global Code of Conduct for Research in Resource-Poor Settings to the high-profile UN Leadership Council of the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN). The SDSN met at the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA) and TRUST was invited to present in a session entitled: "New opportunities for SDSN engagement". The three speakers were asked interesting questions, including how the Leadership Council could support our work and vice versa. This event also served as the launch of the Code.
Articles 1, 2, 3, 4, 8, 9, 10, 13, 16, 19, and 20 of the Code are all about involving relevant actors from low- and middle income settings in research funded by Europe or other high-income settings. Meaningful engagement is the core spirit of the global code. Find below the engagement workshops of the TRUST project that led to the production of the Code.
A guide for community engagement will be added to the Learning Materials in August 2018.