Capacity building

Inaugural training session for UNIVERSAL’s Clinical Trial Management course


The inaugural Clinical Trial Management training program took place online on Wednesday, 14 June 2023, after 428 participants registered. The session was well attended by up to 168 clinical trial staff representing 30 countries. The training course is being implemented by UNIVERSAL’s Work package 8 and focuses on improving the capacity of research staff and young investigators to design, implement, and manage regulatory clinical trials, especially paediatric clinical trials.

This was the first module, 

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Measuring research capacity development in healthcare workers: a systematic review


Authors: D Bilardi, E Rapa, S Bernays, T Lang

Published in: BMJ open



Objectives A key barrier in supporting health research capacity development (HRCD) is the lack of empirical measurement of competencies to assess skills and identify gaps in research activities. An effective tool to measure HRCD in healthcare workers would help inform teams to undertake more locally led research.

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