Stop TB Partnership

The Centre for Operational Research: Setting the Standard

25 February, 2015 - In 2012, The Union’s Centre for Operational Research (COR) and Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) entered into a global partnership with the World Health Organization to develop a new approach to training researchers, which involves close mentorship and requires all participants to conduct original operational research and carry it through to publication in a peer-reviewed journal. The UK Department of International Development commissioned a recently completed in-depth independent evaluation that found this programme is highly effective and sets the standard for operational research capacity building.

Dr Anthony Harries, Senior Advisor and Director of The Union’s Department of Research, responded to the report and explained what makes the programme so effective in the following interview.

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