Good Health Research Practices Course (GHRP-2017) | Institute of Public Health Bengaluru

Good Health Research Practice Course

9th – 12th August, 2017, Bengaluru







Institute of Public Health, Bengaluru in association with Universitas Gadjah Mada, Indonesia will be hosting a 4-day (9th – 12th August, 2017) workshop on “Good Health Research Practice”.

The central role of health research in improving health and stimulating national economic growth is now well established. Thus, the past few years have witnessed the expansion of health research activities in developing countries. The quality of this research still need to be strengthened to overcome the issue that research done in developing countries remains unrecognized with limited potential for social and economic impact. There is a need to develop capacity of the research community to implement concept and principles of good research practices in all health research, by developing knowledge and understanding of these concepts, as well as capacity to assess the level of requirement upon the level of risk, to ensure a fit for purpose quality system. WHO-TDR has initiated development of a training course which is expected to impart knowledge and skills on Good Health Research Practices (GHRP) related to the conduct of human health research.

Training Objectives

The course provides participants with the necessary knowledge and skills for human research management and helps scientists to:

  • understand the importance of ethical and quality principles in the conduct of human health research
  • strengthen their skills in the implementation of these principles
  • assume responsibility for and apply these skills to their daily work

The course provides participants with the necessary tools to facilitate the design, conduct, record and report of research project according to ethical and quality principles.

Training Methodology

The training methodology is based on the theory of the “experiential learning cycle” developed by D. Kolb. Participants apply the GCP concept and principles to their research project and in this way they learn by “doing” And “reflecting”.

The course follows a “step-by-step learning” approach. It is structured in modules that take the participants through a progressive learning process. Each theoretical session is short and followed by an extensive case study session. During this practical session participants face a concrete experience (their own project) and reflect on it in small groups. They then share in plenary session, observations with other participants and apply these observations to other participants’ projects. This way participants apprehend the GCP concept and principles and how to implement them.

Course Curriculum

Principles of Research Ethics and Quality
Tools for Data Collection
Informed Consent Procedure
Quality System
Essential documents, tools for study conduct and quality assurance
Data Management
Informed consent form
Study Team and Study Sites
Reporting and Dissemination
Evaluating the System


Dr. Yodi Mahendradhata

(Course Coordinator)

Director for the Center for Health Policy and Management, UGM

Dr. Riris Andono Ahmad


Director, Center for Tropical Medicine, UGM

Dr. Varalakshmi Elango


WHO/TDR GCP and GCLP consultant

Dorothy Lall


Faculty, Institute of Public Health


Institute of Public Health,

Bengaluru, India

Faculty of Medicine,

Universitas Gadjah Mada, Indonesia