North-South health research collaborations have a colonial history, and
a contested presence in which organisations from resource-poor countries
depend on collaborations with grant-holding institutions from affluent
countries. Despite this sensitive context, there is a remarkable lack of
guidance to support North-South health research collaborations in a
comprehensive manner. A reference document of practical advice can
establish standards from the beginning, thereby promoting equitable and
open relationships. This article explains the process and some results
of the development of such a document - a Guideline of Good Practice
(GGP)- for the international health research collaboration Initiative
for Maternal Mortality Programme Assessment (IMMPACT).
Developing a Guideline of Good Practice in a North-South health research collaboration: a participatory approach. Social Policy and Society, 6 (2), 179-191. doi:10.1017/S1474746406003447
Developing a Guideline of Good Practice in a North-South health research collaboration: a participatory approach.