Volume 94, Issue 1
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645



There are many successful global health research partnerships, but little information is available about what makes them successful. We asked 14 research colleagues from Uganda, Kenya, and the United States who have extensive global health research experience about what they considered the top three factors that led to or impeded successful international research collaborations. Four key factors were identified: 1) mutual respect and benefit, 2) trust, 3) good communication, and 4) clear partner roles and expectations. Initial and ongoing assessment of these factors in global health research partnerships may prevent misunderstandings and foster a collaborative environment that leads to successful research.


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  • Received : 19 Aug 2015
  • Accepted : 04 Sep 2015
  • Published online : 06 Jan 2016
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