How can we do a better job of setting research agendas with communities?
Community engagement is gaining prominence in global health research. Growing consensus about the importance of community representation and participation for ethical research means research institutions and funding bodies now promote, or even mandate, engagement with communities as an important component of “traditional” non-participatory health research projects.
In practice, however, global health research priority-setting is dominated by funders and researchers, often from high-income countries. Communities, particularly those considered disadvantaged and marginalised, rarely have a say in setting the research topics and questions of global health research projects.
What’s needed to ensure meaningful engagement?
Pratt B (2019) How can we do a better job of setting research agendas with communities?, Health Policy and Planning Blog