This section contains several MSF-authored policies and guidelines for research as well as selected articles of methodological interest to those interested in research in developing countries.

Recent Submissions

  • Field Research Survey

    MSF USA; LuxOR; MSF (2018-07-12)
  • Utilization and acceptance of services for survivors of Sexual and Gender-Based Violence: Knowledge, Attitudes, Practices and Perceptions (KAP) in MSF catchment areas in Port-au-Prince, Haiti

    Verputten, Meggy; Siddiqui, Ruby; Gray, Nell; Casimir, Carl-Frederic; Finaldi, Pasquale; Tolboom, Bianca; Lekkerkerker, Michiel; Lokuge, Kamalini; Stringer, Beverly; Ariti, Cono; Stoeckl, Heidi; Pierre, Grand; Dely, Patrick; MSF-OCA (2018-07)
    2 Research question and objectives 2.1 Research question To identify factors that could improve SGBV service utilisation and acceptance amongst MSF’s catchment population in Port-au-Prince, Haiti 2.2 Primary objective To understand how to improve utilization of SGBV services for the population in MSF catchment area Port-au-Prince, Haiti 2.3 Specific objectives 1. To understand community knowledge related to SGBV, including its causes, consequences, treatment and services 2. To understand attitudes towards SGBV 3. To explore practices related to SGBV care seeking pathways, including barriers and enablers affecting service access and uptake 4. To understand which strategies/activities people consider would be effective in improving uptake of SGBV services 5. To understand which strategies/activities people consider would be effective in preventing SGBV
  • Retrospective mortality survey in the MSF catchment area in Mayendit county, Unity State, South Sudan

    Pijnacker, Roan; Siddiqui, M Ruby; Rolfes, Elisabeth; Liddle, Karin Fisscher; Dada, Martins; Majok, Chap; MSF-OCA (2018-07)
    OBJECTIVES 2.1. PRIMARY OBJECTIVES  To estimate retrospectively the crude mortality rate for the total population and for children under five years of age in the MSF catchment area 2.2. SECONDARY OBJECTIVES  To describe the population surveyed by sex and age  To measure crude mortality rate for the total population and for children under five years of age  To obtain an indication of the major causes of death, as well as the age and sex distribution of the deceased  To determine the rate of severe and global acute malnutrition in 6-59 month olds;  To identify the most prevalent morbidities in the population in the two weeks preceding the survey;  To gain knowledge of violence-related events
  • Study Concept Paper Template

    MSF (2017-08-21)
    This is a simple template to highlight the issues to be addressed when developing a research question.
  • Operational Research Policy and Practice OCB 2013

    Operational Research Unit OCB; Medical Department, OCB (2013)
  • Randomised Controlled Trials: how to do them in MSF

    McConnell, Rebecca; Roll, Stephanie; van der Kam, Saskia; Shanks, Leslie; Venis, Sarah; du Cros, Philipp; Siddiqui, Ruby; Greig, Jane; Manson Unit, MSF UK (2012-02)
  • STROBE Guidelines

    Unknown author (2009-06)
  • A Guide to Using Qualitative Research Methodology

    Nouria Bricki, Judith Green; MSF OCA and Senior Lecturer in Sociology, Health Services Research Unit, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (2007-02)
    A guide to using qualitative research methodology developed by OCA and an external academic