To address systemic racism and correct power imbalances in science (M. Nobles et al. Nature 606, 225–227; 2022), deliberate actions are needed around accountability. This is key when researchers from high-income countries work with local communities in lower-income nations — for example, in global public health or conservation. It is also crucial in work involving vulnerable or under-served communities in any nation.
D.T. receives current and past research funding from the National Institutes of Health.