Lessons for Research Policy and Practice: The Case of Co-enquiry Research With Rural Communities.

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    • Author-Supplied Keywords:
      civil society organisations
      co-enquiry
      European Commission
      Latin America
      participatory research
      research funding
      research partnership
      research policy
      Seventh Framework Programme
    • Subject Terms:
    • NAICS/Industry Codes:
      541720 Research and Development in the Social Sciences and Humanities
      541712 Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences (except Biotechnology)
      541711 Research and Development in Biotechnology
    • Abstract:
      This article explores the relationship between institutional funding for research and community-based or co-enquiry research practice. It examines the implementation of coenquiry research in the COMBIOSERVE project, which was funded by the European Commission's Seventh Framework Programme for research and innovation, between the years 2012 and 2015. Research partnerships between Latin American and European civil society organisations, research institutions, and Latin American rural communities are analysed. Challenges for effective collaboration in co-enquiry and lessons learned for research policy and practice are outlined. Based on our case study we suggest that: (1) the established values and practices of academia seem largely unfavourable towards alternative forms of research, such as co-enquiry; (2) the policies and administrative practices of this European Commission funding are unsuitable for adopting participatory forms of enquiry; and (3) the approach to research funding supports short engagements with communities whereas long-term collaborations are more desirable. Based on our case study, we propose more flexible funding models that support face-to-face meetings between researchers and communities from the time of proposal drafting, adaptation of research processes to local dynamics, adaptation of administrative processes to the capacities of all participants, and potential for long-term collaborations. Large-scale funding bodies such as European Commission research programmes are leaders in the evolution of research policy and practice. They have the power and the opportunity to publicly acknowledge the value of partnerships with civil society organisations and communities, actively support co-enquiry, and foment interest in innovative forms of research. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
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    • Author Affiliations:
      1Global Diversity Foundation, UNITED KINGDOM
      2University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna, AUSTRIA
      3Institute of Environmental Science and Technology, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, SPAIN
      4Internet Interdisciplinary Institute, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, Barcelona, SPAIN
      5Universidad Mayor San Simón, BOLIVIA
      6Universidade Estadual de Feira de Santana, BRAZIL
      7Consejo Regional Indígena y Popular de Xpujil, MEXICO
      8Centro Boliviano de Investigación y Desarrollo Socio-Integral, BOLIVIA
      9Centro Boliviano de Investigación y Desarrollo Socio-Integral, BOLIVIACentro Boliviano de Investigación y Desarrollo Socio-Integral, BOLIVIA
      10Asociação Nacional de Ação Indigenista, BRAZIL
      11Instituto de Ecología, A.C., MEXICO
    • ISSN:
      1712-851X
    • Accession Number:
      121449295
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      CARUSO, E. et al. Lessons for Research Policy and Practice: The Case of Co-enquiry Research With Rural Communities. Journal of Research Practice, [s. l.], v. 12, n. 1, p. 1–21, 2016. Disponível em: . Acesso em: 13 out. 2019.
    • AMA:
      Caruso E, Schunko C, Corbera E, et al. Lessons for Research Policy and Practice: The Case of Co-enquiry Research With Rural Communities. Journal of Research Practice. 2016;12(1):1-21. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=asn&AN=121449295&custid=s8280428. Accessed October 13, 2019.
    • APA:
      Caruso, E., Schunko, C., Corbera, E., Mallén, I. R., Vogl, C. R., Martin, G., … Betancourt, O. R. (2016). Lessons for Research Policy and Practice: The Case of Co-enquiry Research With Rural Communities. Journal of Research Practice, 12(1), 1–21. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=asn&AN=121449295&custid=s8280428
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Caruso, Emily, Christoph Schunko, Esteve Corbera, Isabel Ruiz Mallén, Christian R. Vogl, Gary Martin, Susana Arrázola, et al. 2016. “Lessons for Research Policy and Practice: The Case of Co-Enquiry Research With Rural Communities.” Journal of Research Practice 12 (1): 1–21. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=asn&AN=121449295&custid=s8280428.
    • Harvard:
      Caruso, E. et al. (2016) ‘Lessons for Research Policy and Practice: The Case of Co-enquiry Research With Rural Communities’, Journal of Research Practice, 12(1), pp. 1–21. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=asn&AN=121449295&custid=s8280428 (Accessed: 13 October 2019).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Caruso, E, Schunko, C, Corbera, E, Mallén, IR, Vogl, CR, Martin, G, Arrázola, S, Bandeira, FP, Boyero, DC, Benavides, CC, Cardoso, TM, Chan-Dzul, A, Conde, E, García, C, Huanca, T, Sampaio, JAL, Lopez, SO, Porter-Bolland, L & Betancourt, OR 2016, ‘Lessons for Research Policy and Practice: The Case of Co-enquiry Research With Rural Communities’, Journal of Research Practice, vol. 12, no. 1, pp. 1–21, viewed 13 October 2019, .
    • MLA:
      Caruso, Emily, et al. “Lessons for Research Policy and Practice: The Case of Co-Enquiry Research With Rural Communities.” Journal of Research Practice, vol. 12, no. 1, Jan. 2016, pp. 1–21. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=asn&AN=121449295&custid=s8280428.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Caruso, Emily, Christoph Schunko, Esteve Corbera, Isabel Ruiz Mallén, Christian R. Vogl, Gary Martin, Susana Arrázola, et al. “Lessons for Research Policy and Practice: The Case of Co-Enquiry Research With Rural Communities.” Journal of Research Practice 12, no. 1 (January 2016): 1–21. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=asn&AN=121449295&custid=s8280428.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Caruso E, Schunko C, Corbera E, Mallén IR, Vogl CR, Martin G, et al. Lessons for Research Policy and Practice: The Case of Co-enquiry Research With Rural Communities. Journal of Research Practice [Internet]. 2016 Jan [cited 2019 Oct 13];12(1):1–21. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=asn&AN=121449295&custid=s8280428