Structured Operational Research and Training Initiative (SORT IT) course
1. To teach participants the principles of conducting and publishing operational research 2. To mentor participants to conduct and publish operational research 3.To teach participants the importance of using research to inform and potentially change policy and practice
Major topics covered
This course consists of three one-week workshops conducted over 9 months, with clearly-defined milestones and expected outputs. Participants must meet inclusion criteria, and research projects will be undertaken within the time frame. Mentoring and supervision is provided. There is a growing national and international need for operational research and related capacity building in public health. This course aims to meet this need by advocating for the output-based model of operational research training for public health programme staff described here. It also aims to secure sustainable funding to expand training at a global and national level.