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Promoting Equity in Global Health Research

Two female researchers in surgical masks in lab work with microscope FIC applauds the global dialogue around increased equity in global health research and seeks to better understand the challenges and barriers to equitable research. For purposes of this effort, “equitable research” is defined as research collaboration that is inclusive, elevates underrepresented voices and groups, and demonstrates fairness of opportunity and fair process. In practice, equity in global research may be achieved through collaborations based on true partnership, shared leadership, joint applications and publications, and the inclusion of previously disadvantaged individuals as research partners. FIC/CGHS and our NIH partners are exploring opportunities to further encourage and facilitate research that is conducted equitably, in true partnership with collaborators and for the benefit of all participants.

RFI on Promoting Equity in Global Health Research

Simone Badal in the lab

The Fogarty International Center and seven partner Institutes and Centers request input on approaches NIH might take to promote greater equity in global health research conducted in low- and middle- income countries (LMICs).

NIH looks forward to hearing from the U.S. and the international scientific, academic, and public health communities, with a special interest in input from LMICs. Comments should be submitted electronically via this online comment form no later than August 1, 2022.

After receiving all responses to the RFI, CGHS will conduct an analysis of the input for consideration by the NIH Working Group and planning next steps. We will also share a summary of the results with respondents to the RFI. 

Questions may be sent to Blythe.Beecroft@nih.gov.

NIH Working Group on Promoting Equity in Global Health Research

  • FIC
  • NCI
  • NHLBI
  • NIAID
  • NICHD
  • NIEHS
  • NIMH
  • NINDS

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Updated July 29, 2022