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dc.contributor.authorKumar, Ajay Mv
dc.contributor.authorZachariah, Rony
dc.contributor.authorSatyanarayana, Srinath
dc.contributor.authorReid, Anthony J
dc.contributor.authorVan den Bergh, Rafael
dc.contributor.authorTayler-Smith, Katie
dc.contributor.authorKhogali, Mohammed
dc.contributor.authorHarries, Anthony D
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.
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
refterms.dateFOA2019-03-04T11:36:13Z
html.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.


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