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Title: Accountability Principles for Research Institutes: On-line Forum Report, Feb-Mar 2008
Authors: Whitty, Brendan
Keywords: ACCOUNTABILITY
RESEARCH ORGANIZATIONS
ACCOUNTABILITY PRINCIPLES
RESEARCH ETHICS
ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
ORGANIZATIONAL CAPACITY DEVELOPMENT
ACCOUNTABLE
RESEARCHERS
EVALUATION TECHNIQUES
RESEARCH POLICY
POLICY SCIENCES
POLICY MAKING
Date: 2008
Abstract: The on-line forum which invited responses to the questions: (1) To whom are research organisations in developing countries accountable? (2) What is the nature of their accountability? This paper summarises the responses to the questions. The forum participants drew on their own experience and that of their research to propose the existence of a number of “ideal types” of research organisation, each of which has its own stakeholder profile. Acknowledging, however, that the diversity of research organisations defies easy classification, the participants teased out some of the dilemmas facing research organisations in defining and balancing the demands and level of engagement to different groups of stakeholders. They also proposed accountability mechanisms and approaches by which research organisations can best resolve these dilemmas.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10625/49937
Project Number: 105327
Project Title: Accountability Principles for Research Organizations : Putting Principles into Practice - Phase II
Access: IDRC Only
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