The absurdity of research registration for community-oriented knowledge coproduction

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Nagesh S
Varghese S
Qadeer I
Bhan A
Mathias, Kaaren

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►Requirement for a priori registration of research builds on the colonial roots of global health, excluding community-based researchers from global conversations. ► When communities and community-based organisations (CBOs) coproduce knowledge, it is more relevant, acceptable, appropriate, responsive and effective in generating change. ► Recognising the inherent value of studies which are small, specific, local, descriptive, observational or which focus on implementation reorders the current hierarchies of rigour and contributes to decolonising global health. ► Registration provides one pathway to public accountability, but perhaps a more rigorous pathway to accountability is long-term, engaged and documented relationships between researchers and communities. ► When necessary, global health research should allow for retrospective registration, with full fee waivers for researchers from CBOs and low-income and middle-income settings.

Mathias K, Nagesh S, Varghese S, Qadeer I, Bhan A (2021). The absurdity of research registration for community-oriented knowledge coproduction. BMJ Global Health. 6(8). e007040-e007040.
clinical trial, health systems, public health
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Fields of Research::42 - Health sciences::4203 - Health services and systems::420311 - Health systems
Fields of Research::42 - Health sciences::4206 - Public health::420602 - Health equity
Fields of Research::42 - Health sciences::4202 - Epidemiology::420204 - Epidemiological methods
Fields of Research::45 - Indigenous studies::4519 - Other Indigenous data, methodologies and global Indigenous studies::451903 - Global Indigenous studies health and wellbeing
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