Principles for Global Health Research

CCGHR Principles FigureHealth inequities are often avoidable consequences of actions and contexts that disproportionately advantage some groups over others. These negatively affect human rights, including the right to health. Global health research aims to promote greater equity worldwide. The six principles presented here encourage researchers and others to adopt more ethical and equitable forms of global health research.

These principles were developed through a multi-phase, dialogue-based research process (the Gathering Perspectives Studies) in response to a call for action from researchers, funders, and administrators who indicated a need for greater governance to support global health research. We gratefully acknowledge the contributions of the 300+ participants who offered their thoughtful perspectives to these studies, our advisors and reviewers, our dynamic research team, and the funding support provided by the Global Health Research Initiative (GHRI) and the International Development Research Centre (IDRC).


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Recommended citation (APA): 

Canadian Coalition for Global Health Research. (2015, November). CCGHR principles for global health research. Retrieved from: