Call for Application to participate in
the 2nd Batch of Regional Course on Implementation Research (IR)
Yogyakarta, Indonesia, September 27 – 30, 2016
Deadline of scholarship application: July 27, 2016
Announcement of selection result: July 31, 2016
Center for Tropical Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Gadjah Mada (CTM-UGM), Yogyakarta, Indonesia has been designated as a Regional Training Center (RTC) for Health Research by TDR for the South East Asia Region since 2010, with a mandate to improve research capacity skills of researchers in the region.The 1st batch of Regional Course on Implementation Research (IR) was conducted successfully in October 2015. With positive feedbacks from participants from the first batch, CTM UGM is proudly calling for applicants to participate in the 2nd Batch of Regional Course on IR that will be held on September 27-30, 2016 in Indonesia. WHO/TDR through CTM UGM invites potential candidates to apply for the course and scholarships available for 15 successful application.
It is widely known that effective new health technologies cannot be successfully implemented when these technologies are scaled up. There is a significant need of particular research to identify solutions and options for overcoming implementation obstacles in health systems, disease control programmes and health care delivery. This form of research (also known as implementation research) addresses implementation bottlenecks, identifies optimal approaches for a particular setting, and promotes the uptake of research findings: ultimately, it leads to improved health care and its delivery.
While implementation research (IR) has been defined in various ways by different institutions, common interpretations focus on the systematic approach to understanding and addressing barriers to effective and quality implementation of health interventions, strategies and policies. IR is demand-driven and the research questions are framed based on needs identified with relevant stakeholder/implementers in the health system. This course will introduce participants to the concept of IR, tools and materials relevant to IR and facilitate the development of IR proposal.
The course aims to develop IR capacity in both individuals and institutions, particularly in low- and middle-income countries, where the greatest needs for expanding IR capacity persist. Throughout the capacity-building process there are feedback loops for monitoring, tool kit adaptation and improvements, as well as suggested approaches to ensure integration of knowledge translation and uptake of results.
Target participants are group of 3 who are involved in public health research such as public health professionals, epidemiologists, etc. Groups are expected to bring their proposal of the study which they plan to implement.
The training will be delivered through lectures, plenary discussion, group discussion and problem analysis which focus on a series of modules:
- Introduction to IR
- Contextualizing IR issues
- Developing an implementation research proposal.
- Planning to execute implementation research.
- Analysing implementation research data.
- Dissemination of Results and Research Findings
- Monitoring and Evaluation
Dr. Riris Andono Ahmad (Course Coordinator)
Dr Ahmad is a Public Health Researcher who has experience in conducting operational and implementation research and dealing with stakeholders.
Dr. Yodi Mahendradhata
Dr. Mahendradhata is a Public Health Researcher who has experience in conducting operational implementation research and assisting Indonesian Government to translate the findings into evidence based polices.
Prof. Adi Utarini
Prof. Utarini is an expert with extensive experience in conducting operational and implementation research, also vast knowledge and skills of qualitative research methodology. Her research area are mainly in quality of service, patient safety and infectious disease control.
- Full scholarships : for 2 groups, covers course fee (all inclusive), ticket (economic fare), lumpsum and accommodation
- Partial scholarships : for 3 groups, covers only for course fee (all inclusive), while travel, lumpsum and accommodation costs should be covered by individual or their institution.
Eligibility for the Scholarship
- Only applicants from WHO SEARO region countries are eligible
- Participants are those who have been involved in public health research such as public health professionals, epidemiologists, etc.
- Applicants must be in a group of 2-3 people per institution and are expected to bring their proposal of the study which they plan to implement.
Application Requirement: application form (can be downloaded here), CV, motivational letter, recommendation letter, and copy of passport (international participants). Applicants must complete and send the documents by email to firstname.lastname@example.org at the latest on July 26, 2016