Global Research Equity

This course provides access to information about equitable approaches to scholarly publishing in international research groups and consortia. We will address questions around data ownership, ethical aspects in research planning, execution that lead to multiple possible pathways to disseminate the knowledge gained in an equitable and beneficial manner for all contributing parties involved. The Global Code for Research in resource-poor settings serves as a guiding principle as much as FAIR and CARE principles for data management and archiving. What are the affordable publishing workflows? Which Open Access repositories serve best the interest for equitable knowledge sharing to ensure maximum possibilities for knowledge transfer to the various stakeholders of society in a given research context while ensuring knowledge exchange also on a global level?

Verónica Espinoza
  • Mexico City, Mexico
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  • Brighton, England, UK
Joyce Achampong
  • London, UK
Farah Hussain
  • London, UK
Ana Heredia
  • Sao Paulo, Brazil
Nicholas Outa
  • Kisumu, Kenya
Keletso Masisi
  • Palapye, Botswana
Jo Havemann
  • Berlin, Germany
Jon Tennant (†2020)
  • Bali, Indonesia
Louise Bezuidenhout
  • The Hague, The Netherlands
Aravinth Panch
  • Berlin, Germany
Gareth Dyke
  • Budapest, Hungary

Course content

  • Approaches to scholarly publishing in international research groups
  • Data ownership and ethical aspects in research planning
  • Data management and archiving
  • Affordable publishing workflows
  • Open Access repositories

Learning Objectives

  • Balanced expectation management and contribution recognition
  • Being able to budget and plan for the unexpected

Reading suggestions

African Principles for Open Access in Scholarly Communication,  

Armenteras, D.  (2021). Guidelines for healthy global scientific collaborations. Nat Ecol Evol 5, 1193–1194. 
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Bezuidenhout L and Havemann J. The varying openness of digital open science tools [version 2; peer review: 1 approved, 1 approved with reservations]. F1000Research 2021, 9:1292 (


Chima, Sylvester C. (2021). Is there Evidence of Viewpoint Discrimination Against Academic Research from the Global South: Implications for Global Justice, Institutionalized Racism, and Global Inequalities in Healthcare (August 31, 2021). Zenodo.

Ethics Dumping- Case Studies from North-South Research Collaborations (2018). Editors: Doris Schroeder, Julie Cook, François Hirsch, Solveig Fenet, Vasantha Muthuswamy. Part of the SpringerBriefs in Research and Innovation Governance book series (BRIEFSREINGO). DOI

Global Code of Conduct for Research in Resource-Poor Settings,

Jumbam DT (2020). How (not) to write about global health. BMJ Global Health 2020;5:e003164.
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Morton, B., Vercueil, A., Masekela, R., Heinz, E., Reimer, L., Saleh, S., Kalinga, C., Seekles, M., Biccard, B., Chakaya, J., Abimbola, S., Obasi, A. and Oriyo, N. (2021), Consensus statement on measures to promote equitable authorship in the publication of research from international partnerships. Anaesthesia.

Ross-Hellauer, T., Reichmann, S., Cole, N. L., Fessl, A., Klebel, T., & Pontika, N. (2021, July 8). Dynamics of Cumulative Advantage and Threats to Equity in Open Science – A Scoping Review.

Tennant, Jonathan P., Harry Crane, Tom Crick, Jacinto Davila, Asura Enkhbayar, Johanna Havemann, Bianca Kramer, Ryan Martin, Paola Masuzzo, Andy Nobes, Curt Rice, Bárbara Rivera-López, Tony Ross-Hellauer, Susanne Sattler, Paul D. Thacker, and Marc Vanholsbeeck. 2019. “Ten Hot Topics around Scholarly PublishingPublications 7, no. 2: 34.  

// FAIR self assessment tool, 

Open Science Training 

Open Science Principles // 


Rahal, R., & Havemann, J. (2019). Science in Crisis. Is Open Science the Solution?