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Pack up the parachute: why global north–south collaborations need to change

Global-south researchers want equal partnerships that value intellectual exchange.

Nature spoke to four global-south researchers who say that it’s time for their global-north colleagues to pack up the parachute and have frank discussions about how to conduct equitable collaborations.

Marine scientist Ocean Mercier says requests to collaborate with researchers in the global south should be sincere and respectful.
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