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Deadline: RollingThe West African Centre for Cell Biology of Infectious Pathogens (WACCBIP) at the University of Ghana will hold the 2nd in the series of the Bioethics workshops on responsible research conduct designed for postdoctoral fellows and institutional Institutional Review Board (IRB) coordinators. This year’s workshop will be held at the MRTC, University of Sciences, Techniques and Technologies, Bamako, Mali from 27 November to 01 December , 2017.The workshop is open to DELTAS fellows and IRB coordinators from institutions hosting DELTAS programmes. For more information, please email: waccbipleader@ug.edu.ghThe workshop will be facilitated by Prof. Mahamadou Diakite, Professor of Immunogenetics at the University of Sciences, Techniques and Technologies of Bamako, Mali, Dr. Paulina Tindana, a Bioethicist from the Navrongo Health Research Centre (NHRC), and Dr. Angeliki Kerasidou, a researcher in Global Health Ethics and the Ethics Coordinator for the Malaria Genomics Epidemiology Network (MalariaGEN) at

Data analysis for many researchers, project leaders, graduate students and university faculty is a complex process. The Stata workshop offers you skills in modern data management for you to have a grip on your research output or implementation and projects measurement. This 3-day practical course provides an environment for one-on-one coaching on data analysis. The course is facilitated by highly qualified data analysts and researchers who have a wide range of experience in delivering results in complex data analysis for multiple projects.Course highlightsDescribes data types, working with Stata commands and do-files, browsing and editing data, logical and mathematical functions, survey data analysis, generating and changing variables Descriptive statistics; Survey data analysis Data graphics; histogram, scatter plots, box plots, bar plots. Basic hypothesis testing Practical methods for design and analysis of complex surveys, merging and appending data, regression analysis, survival

Course Starts: September 25, 2017 In today’s globalised world, old diseases persist and new illnesses spread faster than ever. This is due to interconnected ecosystems and the close ties between humans and animals. Stressing this interrelatedness, One Health calls for closer cooperation between human and animal health. This course explores how One Health works in practice, bringing together different scientific perspectives. You will, for instance, study vaccination coverage data and discuss food safety enhancement. You will learn how to calculate the added value resulting from the One Health approach using case studies.Participants will learn how doctors and veterinarians could work together more closely to save more human and animal lives and even saving money. You will also learn theoretical foundations and hands-on practical methods for planning and implementing integrated approaches to health care. Enroll here for the open online course, produced by the

Deadline: 30 September 2017The Evolving Risk Factors for Cancer in African Populations (ERICA-SA ) project has received funding from the Grants, Innovation and Product Development (GIPD) Unit of the South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC), with support from the South African National Department of Health and the UK Medical Research Council (MRC) from the UK Government’s Newton Fund.ERICA-SA will utilise lifestyle data and biological samples collected by the Johannesburg Cancer Study (JCS) from 20,000 African cancer patients to investigate the causes of cancer and to enhance scientific research capacity in South Africa. This will be the largest study of its kind in Africa.Posed to be the largest study of its kind in Africa, ERICA-SA will support three PhD students and two Postdoc fellows with a background in genetics, microbiology, epidemiology, bioinformatics or biostatistics. Research areas include: Genetic susceptibility to common African

CARTA GRADUATE WORKSHOP 2017 Dates: September 25 – 29, 2017 Venue: Nairobi, Kenya Workshop aimTo equip post-doctoral early career researchers and other researchers to develop a successful and substantial proposal for a personal award to support their research or a research grant or large project that they will lead. Workshop learning objectivesTo write a proposal that addresses a research question that is in the participant’s area of expertise and that they want to answer To understand how to structure and write the proposal including literature review, methodology, methods including analysis plans, and impact plans To understand the process of developing a research proposal including identifying funding sources, tailoring proposal to funding sources, drawing on expertise, developing a budget, management plan and dissemination strategy. To seek and receive critique of research ideas and plans and to integrate feedback into a proposal To successfully work

Building on its goal to secure the future and foster the career growth of its high-achieving graduates, the Consortium for Advanced Research Training in Africa (CARTA) will offer up to 5 one-year postdoctoral fellowships in 2017 for its fellows who have completed their PhD studies1. CARTA postdoctoral fellowships offer its PhD graduates the opportunity to build specific skills, expand their networks, encounter research leadership and role models, receive strong mentoring and learn the demands of community/public engagement. The fellowships will be awarded for a maximum of 12 months and are tenable at any African CARTA partner-institution or associated research institutes, including INDEPTH Network Centres. Eligibility Applicants must be PhD graduates of the CARTA program. They must demonstrate strong commitment to research capacity building at their institutions as well as potential for research leadership. Evaluation criteria Candidates will be selected on the basis of their

     BackgroundThe Consortium for Advanced Research Training in Africa (CARTA) is an initiative of eight African universities, four African research institutes, and select northern partners. CARTA offers an innovative model for doctoral training in sub-Saharan Africa to strengthen the capacity of participating institutions to conduct and lead internationally-competitive research.The multi-disciplinary CARTA program is open to staff of participating institutions who are interested in conducting their PhD research on topics relevant to the broad fields of public and population health. We welcome applications from any discipline, such as public health, demography, anthropology, communication, and economics, among others, as long as the research question aims to contribute to public and population health issues in Africa.Over the medium-term, CARTA aims to produce a critical mass of high-quality graduates trained to address the complex issues surrounding health and development in Africa, retain them in the

Call for ApplicationsThe African Innovation Foundation (AIF) is delighted to announce the call for its 2016 Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA) applications. The IPA honours and encourages innovative achievements that contribute toward developing new products, increasing efficiency or saving cost in Africa. The prize also promotes among young African men and women the pursuit of science, technology and engineering careers as well as business opportunities with potential of contributing to sustainable development in Africa.Deadline for Applications: January 03, 2017Read more details