The H3Africa policy framework: negotiating fairness in genomics

Trends Genet. 2015 Mar;31(3):117-9. doi: 10.1016/j.tig.2014.11.004. Epub 2015 Jan 15.


Human Heredity and Health in Africa (H3Africa) research seeks to promote fair collaboration between scientists in Africa and those from elsewhere. Here, we outline how concerns over inequality and exploitation led to a policy framework that places a firm focus on African leadership and capacity building as guiding principles for African genomics research.

Keywords: Africa; H3Africa; ethics; fairness; genomics.

Publication types

  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Africa
  • Ethics, Research
  • Genomics / ethics*
  • Genomics / legislation & jurisprudence
  • Humans
  • Negotiating
  • Socioeconomic Factors