Mapping implementation research trends in the WHO regions: Text mining of MOOC research letters of intent

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    Capacity development
    Project Manager :
    Claudia Isabel Marques De Abreu Lopes

    As part of its new strategy, TDR has been focussed on building/strengthening capacity in implementation research (IR) and promoting this research as an essential prerequisite to effective public health interventions in the control of infectious diseases of poverty. To this end, TDR has developed a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on IR which introduces this new discipline to a wide range of public health stakeholders (universities, policy makers, public health practitioners and funders).

    The objective of this project is to develop a method and analytical tools to automatically extract information from batches of research proposals submitted as part the final exam of the TDR MOOC on IR. The findings will consist of mapping the implementation research needs through interactive information products for public access (databases, maps, and dashboards). 

    • Claudia Isabel Marques De Abreu Lopes
      Project Manager
    • Michael James Penkunas