This editorial highlights a collection of studies highlighting both the positive role of field workers to medical research as well as the challenges they face interfacing between research institutions and communities, and ensuring the collection of quality data.

With a focus on the Kenyan context for field workers, this issue of Developing World Bioethics identifies the value social research studies can contribute to the ethical discussions of improvements in international research collaborations and scientific research practices within contexts of global inequality and injustice.   

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Developing World Bioethics, issue no 1471-8731 (print); 1471-8847 (online), volume 13, number 1, 2013, pp ii–iv