Call for Application Regional Course on Capacity Building in Research Methods and Ethics on: Good Health Research Practice (GHRP) Hammamet, Tunisia, December 10-13, 2018

logo tdr regional training centre1The Institut Pasteur of Tunis (IPT) is a Regional Training Center (RTC) for Health Research supported by Tropical Disease Research (TDR) for the Eastern Mediterranen Region (EMR). Its mandate is to improve health research capacity skills of researchers in the region through short training courses on Good practices, Bioethics, Project planning and evaluation and Implementation research.

The TDR supported RTC for EMR is launching the call of application of the 3rd Regional Course on Good Health Research Practices (GHRP) which will be held on December 10-13, 2018 Hammamet, Tunisia. The GHRP 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.

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

Deadline of application: November 11, 2018

The participants to the GHRP course will build skills in biomedical and health research to develop well-structured competitive proposals with clear and realistic implementation and monitoring plans. The course, taught in English, will be held over 4 days. It will include the 5 following modules:
  • Good practices in biomedical research
  • Concept and value of project planning and evaluation; 
  • Defining the purpose and scope of the project
  • Planning the project; 
  • Implementing and evaluating a project.

FACILITATORS (alphabetical order)
Dr Afif Ben Salah (Arabian Gulf University, Bahrain/ RTC-IPT-EMR), Dr Samir Boubaker (IPT/ RTC- IPT-EMR), Dr Hind Bouguerra (Observatoire National des Maladies Emergentes/ RTC-IPT-EMR), Dr Anissa Chouikha (IPT/ RTC-IPT-EMR), Dr Samar ElFeky (WHO/Eastern Mediterranean Regional Office), Dr Ikram Guizani (IPT/ RTC-IPT-EMR), Dr Sana Masmoudi (IPT/ RTC-IPT-EMR).

Target participants: Up to 20 participants will be selected who are involved in public health research or/and public health professionals, such as epidemiologists, sociologists, etc.. 
Participants are expected to bring the study proposal they plan to implement. Each project has to be proposed by two investigators , and for each selected project, two researchers will be able to participate in this training (PI, Co-PI,..).

1.  Only applicants from WHO-EMR region countries working in an institution within their region are eligible. 
2. They should be involved in health research and recommended by their Institution. Upon selection, applicants have to bring their own proposal of the study which they plan to implement. For each selected project, two researchers will be able to participate in this training (e.g, PI, Co-PI, PhD..)

Complete the application form (attached) including the description of the proposed research. Please note that the description of proposed research section is important for the final selection of participants. 
Full CV 
3/ Motivation letter indicating why the applicant is applying for the training and how her/his participation in the course will advance the progression of the proposed project. 
Recommendation letter certifying the competency of the applicant and how attending this course will help her/him to progress the proposed project. 
Scanned copy of the first page of the passport (for international participants*
All documents must be complete and have to be sent to:

Participants will be selected according to their motivation letter, pertinence of their proposal outlines and the provided recommendation letter. 

Expenses (except visa fees) for all selected participants will be supported by the organizers. Covered expenses include travel ticket (economic fare), Airport-Venue transfers and accommodation. All other personal costs will not be covered by the organizers.

(**) Important: All selected participants must check before traveling if they need a Visa to enter Tunisia. Participants should obtain (at their own charge) visas to enter TUNISIA, before travelling. In order to let organizers book the airline tickets, facilitate procedures for the entry in Tunisia and accelerate the visa procedure in coordination with the Tunisian Consular Services in their respective country/region, the participants have to fill the visa application file (that will be sent by the organizers upon selection).


Wafa Kammoun, PhD Project Manager
Regional Training Center (RTC) supported by TDR
for East Mediterranean region (EMR)
Institut Pasteur de Tunis
: (+216) 99 50 99 83/ (+216) 23 42 32 11


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