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How to enable transformative science during the international decade of ocean science for sustainable development

Bernadette Snow, Bolanle Erinosho, Claire Lajaunie, Dylan McGarry, Elisa Morgera, Holly Niner, Jeremy Hills, Kerry Howell, Kerry Sink, Laura Merilainen, Mandy Lombard, Michel Wahome, Pierre Mazzega, Rachel Wynberg, Senia Febrica, Sian Rees, Stuart Jeffrey, Taryn Pereira, Warwick Sauer.

One Ocean Hub, University of Strathclyde, UK

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  • transdisciplinarity,
  • research,
  • cooperation,
  • Fiji,
  • multistakeholder processes
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  • Researchers
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The significance of fostering fair and equitable partnerships in collaborations is underscored in this policy brief.

This policy brief emphasises the importance of co-developing equitable and fair partnerships in research collaborations. Inspired by the foundational principles of the San Code of Ethics and the Global Code of Conduct, similarly to transdisciplinary research with non-academic collaborators, the brief points out the opportunities of co-developing code of practice with co-researchers to pursue transformative research. The brief also calls for researchers to look inwardly at what one can do better and differently to examine principles of fairness, learn from failure and build meaningful relationships in research processes. 


Citation: Snow, B. et al. 2021. How to enable transformative science during the International Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development, One Ocean Hub Policy Brief.