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Table 2 Interview guide: sample questions

From: Ethical challenges for international collaborative research partnerships in the context of the Zika outbreak in the Dominican Republic: a qualitative case study

Theme Questions
Linking institution’s health research How are the mission and mandate of your institution linked to health research?
Does your institution have an explicit policy on research and an annual operating plan? Please, describe
What are the funding sources identified for implementation?
Collaborative research How do your mission, legal, strategic and/or activities support forming collaborative agreements for research development?
Please describe the main achievements and progress made thus far
Have these achievements been successful experiences of collaborative work?
What are the main challenges that you face in supporting or sustaining collaborative research?
Do you believe that there are any identified chances to develop partnerships for collaborative research?
Zika and research What were the activities undertaken by your institution in the context of the outbreak of Zika?
What are the main challenges in identifying opportunities of existing research?
Research capacities What strategies do you consider that the Dominican government should take to strengthen research capacity?
What strategies do you consider that the Dominican government should take to strengthen the ethical review process?
Community engagement How should community participation be encouraged in project design, analysis and results?
Could these programmes or projects involve and support vulnerable groups and minorities (e.g. women, disabled, sexual minorities, foreigners, low socioeconomic status)?
Recommendations for improving the steering and coordination of collaborative research efforts What recommendations would you provide to improve the steering and coordination of collaborative health research efforts in the Dominican Republic?