Operational research capacity building using 'The Union/MSF' model: adapting as we go along

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10144/336101
Title:
Operational research capacity building using 'The Union/MSF' model: adapting as we go along
Authors:
Kumar, Ajay Mv; Zachariah, Rony; Satyanarayana, Srinath; Reid, Anthony J; Van den Bergh, Rafael; Tayler-Smith, Katie; Khogali, Mohammed; Harries, Anthony D
Journal:
BMC Research Notes
Abstract:
We have conducted 23 operational research (OR) courses since 2009, based on 'The Union/ Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF)' model, now popularly known as SORT-IT (Structured Operational Research and Training Initiative) model - wherein participants are mentored through the whole research process from protocol development (module 1) to data analysis (module 2) to publication (module 3) over a period of 9-12 months. We have faced a number of challenges including shortage of time, especially for data analysis and interpretation, and a heavy mentorship burden on limited numbers of experienced facilitators. To address these challenges, we have made several modifications to the structure of the OR course. In this article, we describe the revised structure and our experience (successes and challenges) of implementing it in Asia in 2013.
Publisher:
BioMed Central
Issue Date:
19-Nov-2014
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10144/336101
DOI:
10.1186/1756-0500-7-819
PubMed ID:
25409542
Language:
en
ISSN:
1756-0500
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dc.contributor.authorKumar, Ajay Mven_GB
dc.contributor.authorZachariah, Ronyen_GB
dc.contributor.authorSatyanarayana, Srinathen_GB
dc.contributor.authorReid, Anthony Jen_GB
dc.contributor.authorVan den Bergh, Rafaelen_GB
dc.contributor.authorTayler-Smith, Katieen_GB
dc.contributor.authorKhogali, Mohammeden_GB
dc.contributor.authorHarries, Anthony Den_GB
dc.date.accessioned2014-11-25T16:20:38Z-
dc.date.available2014-11-25T16:20:38Z-
dc.date.issued2014-11-19-
dc.identifier.citationOperational research capacity building using 'The Union/MSF' model: adapting as we go along. 2014, 7 (1):819 BMC Res Notesen_GB
dc.identifier.issn1756-0500-
dc.identifier.pmid25409542-
dc.identifier.doi10.1186/1756-0500-7-819-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10144/336101-
dc.description.abstractWe have conducted 23 operational research (OR) courses since 2009, based on 'The Union/ Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF)' model, now popularly known as SORT-IT (Structured Operational Research and Training Initiative) model - wherein participants are mentored through the whole research process from protocol development (module 1) to data analysis (module 2) to publication (module 3) over a period of 9-12 months. We have faced a number of challenges including shortage of time, especially for data analysis and interpretation, and a heavy mentorship burden on limited numbers of experienced facilitators. To address these challenges, we have made several modifications to the structure of the OR course. In this article, we describe the revised structure and our experience (successes and challenges) of implementing it in Asia in 2013.en_GB
dc.languageENG-
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherBioMed Centralen_GB
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to BMC Research Notesen_GB
dc.titleOperational research capacity building using 'The Union/MSF' model: adapting as we go alongen
dc.identifier.journalBMC Research Notesen_GB

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