Strengthening research data management capacity at the Papua New Guinea Institute of Medical Research
High quality accessible data is the basis of sound medical and public health research. Health research institutions around the world therefore require sufficient capacity to generate, manage, analyse and interpret research data. Historically, research institutions in resource limited settings have often played the role of mere ‘data collectors’ for well-resourced institutions abroad with limited influence on the procedures for generating, managing and analysing the data.
This project aims to strengthen research data management capacity at the Papua New Guinea Institute of Medical Research (PNGIMR) by
- providing training to PNGIMR data managers and researchers on fundamental research data management, and on the design and application of ODK for electronic data capture; and
- providing technical support for establishing PNG-based ODK server space and exploring the use of ODK for electronic data capture in PNGIMR’s microscopy unit.
- Training and development of research data management strengthening activities
- Research data management workshop in PNG
- Technical support to ODK server set-up and microscopy electronic data collection system
This project is supported by the Embassy of Switzerland in Australia and the Forlen Stiftung, Basel.