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DRIVE: Expanded Curriculum Appraisal Tool & Resources

DRIVE is an initiative to create a representative and bias-free curriculum across all domains of research and clinical education. This DRIVE Resource Guide includes the fully revised, updated and expanded curriculum appraisal tool and additional resources

Q4.1 Conflating Race

Ask Yourself: Is race defined in the paper appropriately as a social construct? 

Probing question: Am I able to describe the role of genetics versus socioeconomic factors?  

Example: Recognition of race as a surrogate for socio/politics and not differences in biology has many rethinking the use of race in clinical calculators and the role it should play when we share demographic data

Q4.2 Representation in Research

Ask Yourself: Who are the researchers whose work I am citing?

Probing questions: Am I including a variety of perspectives, research traditions and the full international literature on the topic?  How are the people being studied represented in the research design process and authorship?

Example: Citing literature from global journals advances the state of the science, while use of local data can advance understanding.

Section 4 Resources

Top Resources

African index Medicus - International index to African health literature and information sources

Section 4 Best Practice

DRIVE Best Practice:  Incorporate research that reflects a wide range of populations and individuals in all levels of study design and acknowledge existing limitations in representation.