Good Health Research Practice Course9th – 12th August, 2017, Bengaluru
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.
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.
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.
Principles of Research Ethics and Quality
Tools for Data Collection
Informed Consent Procedure
Essential documents, tools for study conduct and quality assurance
Informed consent form
Study Team and Study Sites
Reporting and Dissemination
Evaluating the System
Dr. Yodi Mahendradhata
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
Faculty, Institute of Public Health