Participating in the Collaboration
Any health-care, research or academic institution, nongovernmental organization or other interested organizations committed to improving maternal and newborn health through testing use of the WHO Safe Childbirth Checklist and sharing experiences are welcomed to the Collaboration.
As a contributor to the Collaboration your project will:
- align with WHO core goals and priorities to progress in maternal and newborn health in achieving MDGs 4 and 5;
- contribute to developing the Safe Childbirth Checklist suite of tools for their effective implementation;
- be connected to an international network of fellow researchers;
- share discussions and findings with fellow contributors and WHO;
- contribute to the network of collaborating institutions and be recognized as such in the WHO website and related reports.
As a contributor to the Collaboration your organization will:
- participate in implementation research and share its experiences with WHO and the other institutions participating in the Collaboration;
- fund, fundraise, administer and manage its own activities under the Collaboration;
- safeguard the rights and welfare of the human subjects involved in your organization’s project and obtain all required ethical approvals;
- retain the rights of your project and acknowledge the Collaboration in related publications;
- participate in activities and initiatives developed by WHO as part of the Collaboration;
- in the event the organization and WHO agree to pursue joint specific research of global interest, they will establish separate agreements.
WHO will have a supporting role in the Collaboration and:
- will be able to suggest research questions, and give you access to a wide network of professionals in this area;
- may suggest activities with a view to stimulating debate, promoting the sharing of information, facilitating cross learning and disseminating information, results and findings;
- may facilitate using and disseminating the collective experience to a wider audience
- will recognize the participating organizations and projects in the WHO website and reports related to the Collaboration;
- cannot provide funding or guarantee success in receiving any funding from external sources.