The Leprosy Research Initiative (LRI) is planning an operational research workshop, in Kathmandu, Nepal during the week of February 5-9th, 2018.
The goal of this workshop is to train and establish mentoring of small teams of 3 to 4 persons in operational research methods. These teams would usually comprise staff members from: a local ILEP organisation, the national leprosy control programme, a local university and other partners such as an organisation of persons affected by leprosy, depending on the research question.
Using presentations, group exercises, case studies, and the participants’ own proposal outlines, the workshop will help participants understand the components and methods of writing a competitive study proposal and conducting operational research in leprosy. The outcome of this workshop will be a number of operational research proposals (Letter of Intent) which could be submitted for funding.
Teams from selected leprosy endemic Asian countries will be invited to apply for the course and the anticipated deadline for sending in an application is November 30th. More information regarding the course, eligibility and fees will follow shortly.
Please contact the LRI Technical Officer: Nienke Veldhuijzen (email@example.com) for further information.