Accountability Principles for Research Organizations : Putting Principles into Practice - Phase II

During Phase I of the project (103415), researchers adapted One World Trust's original Global Accountability Framework to the kinds of challenges faced by research organizations. They identified the four principles of accountability as follows: participation, transparency, evaluation and feedback. This phase of the project will enable five South-based research organizations to field-test the framework and tools for operationalizing accountability and dealing with accountability challenges. Researchers will explore the ethical principles underpinning the framework in different contexts and cultures, and reinterpret existing research tools and norms in light of the accountability framework. Project outputs will include a compendium of good practices in research and a manual on operationalizing accountability through organizational policies and processes.

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Project status


Start Date

Sunday, March 1, 2009

End Date

Saturday, October 1, 2011


24 months

IDRC Officer

Wind, Tricia

Total funding

CA$ 205,200

Project Leader

Michael Hammer

Project Leader

Brendan Whitty


One World Trust

Institution Country

United Kingdom

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