Towards a Cape Town Statement on Fostering Research Integrity through equity, fairness and diversity.
The ‘Cape Town Statement’ is one proposed outcome of the 7th WCRI which will be discussed as a ‘Focus Track’ at 2022 conference. This session will introduce the thinking behind the proposal and, encourage as many people as possible to become involved in the development process.
There remain many challenges to achieving equity and fairness in research, particularly (but not exclusively) within the context of collaborations between the global North and South.
Issues of equity, fairness and diversity in research will be explored from the perspectives of a research institute Director, focusing primarily on unfairness in systems, and from the perspectives of an African researcher and scholar before engaging participants for a wider discussion.
The intended outcome of the focus track (post June 2022) will be a succinct statement of principles and action guides intended to support fairness and equity in research, research contexts and environments and research collaborations. A draft working paper may be distributed to attendees prior to this event.
Co-ordinator: Lyn Horn
Chair: Francis Kombe
Moderator: Dr Seeiso Koali
Prof Ntobeko Ntusi
Prof Jim Lavery