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Table 1 Themes organised according to the Bergen Model of Collaborative Functioning and from interviews

From: Contemporary issues in north–south health research partnerships: perspectives of health research stakeholders in Zambia

Global theme Organising themes Themes from interviews
Input Mission Health research to improve healthcare
Desire to authentically contribute to mission
Personal livelihood
Professional/career goals
Partner resources Southern partner’s capacity to contribute to the mission underutilised
Responsibility of northern partners to build capacity
Financial resources Ninety percent funding from northern partners
Throughput Input interaction: power Power to delegate tasks
Power to dictate timeline
Power to dictate expenditures
Communication: transparency
Output Synergy Infrastructure development
Antagony Authorship and publication of study results
Access and use of health research data