Operational research on TB and scientific paper writing workshop

3–9 March 2019, Copenhagen, Denmark

This 7-day module focuses on how to write a scientific paper on tuberculosis (TB), deal with online submission and with editors’ and reviewers’ comments. At the end of the week, participants will have developed a draft article, based on the results of their studies on TB, to be submitted for publication to a scientific journal, after discussion and agreement with co-authors.

A 4-workshop training on TB operational research

This workshop is the third of 4 thematic workshops comprising the first European Tuberculosis Research Initiative (ERI-TB) course on structured operational research:

  1. study design (1–5 October 2018)
  2. data capture and analysis (7–12 October 2018)
  3. manuscript writing (3–9 March 2019)
  4. research communication and transformation into practice (15 May 2019).

After module 2, participants started collecting data from their research projects in preparation for workshop 3.

The structured operational research training (SORT), which is based on continued collaboration with the WHO Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases, aims to build research capacity in countries of eastern Europe and central Asia by supporting:

  • the implementation of priority research
  • participants to craft national TB policies by translating research into action.

Twelve participants from 6 selected priority countries are enrolled in this first ERI-TB SORT course. Principal instructors are supported by established research groups consisting of senior mentors, a junior facilitator and a WHO co-mentor.

ERI-TB was established in 2016 by WHO/Europe to eliminate evidence gaps and advance TB research in the Region towards the implementation of the Tuberculosis Action Plan for the WHO European Region 2016–2020.

WHO/Europe’s work on TB in selected priority countries in eastern Europe is funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) through the regional platform to end TB in eastern Europe.