There are already many resources that you can access across The Global Health Network to guide, teach, support and train you and your team in setting up and running high quality studies. Below you can see what can be accessed now.  

Further resources will be developed specifically for the ALERRT community – please contact us via the contact page to suggest content you would find useful. There will also be regional meetings and workshops to identify training and development gaps. These needs will be addressed and the resources developed will be made available here and openly available for free to all. Please check back here as we add content regularly.

                       

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If you are thinking about starting a research project, the following guidance will show you how to plan clinical research. Good study planning is essential, to avoid any unnecessary delays or missing data down the line.
 
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Agreements/contracts

Community engagement

Laboratory/pharmacy

Protocols

Study set-up

Site selection

 


Prior to initiating a study/clinical trial, researchers must obtain approval from national regulatory authorities (NRAs) and ethics committees to conduct clinical trials. The ethics committees review the integrity of the protocol, because poorly designed studies that are either not needed or cannot answer the question are unethical.
 

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Regulatory

Committees

 


Tools to help you carry out  your research.  
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Logs

Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)

Monitoring

Samples

 

Data collection is the process of gathering and measuring information on variables of interest, in an established systematic fashion that enables one to answer stated research questions, test hypotheses, and evaluate outcomes.
 
Links to resources

Data capture

Query management

Study-specific procedures and plans to facilitate the management of the research and can also be used in the event of an audit to justify the approaches taken. 
Links to resources
Tools to help you conduct  your research.  
Consent
Monitoring
Adverse events

Further resources

Through this facility research sites can register and let would-be collaborators and sponsors know about them, their previous experience and what type of research they would like to take part in. In turn, research groups wishing to find other sites to collaborate with can post their research plans and explain what they are looking for in terms of disease prevalence perhaps, or was facilities a research site has.
These free, certificated and recognised courses are provided to give a general introduction to many of the key steps involved in setting up a study they include short topics such as Good Clinical PracticeGood Laboratory Practice and longer modular courses and cover many of the required steps such as setting the question, data management and community engagement.

 

 
The Process Map is a cross-cutting tool that guides the process of setting up a study and provides links to explanations about each component step and any tools, templates and training that exist on each step.
 
 


 

 

 

Main resources:

Study design & planning

Ethics & Regulatory

Study Procedures

Data Collection, Management & Anaylsis

Study Operations

 

Further resources:

eLearning

Sitefinder

Processmap