Operational Research Assistance Project (ORAP)


The Desmond Tutu TB Centre at Stellenbosch University is implementing an Operational Research Assistance Project (ORAP) in South Africa.

ORAP aims to build capacity in Operational Research through collaborations between academic (medical) researchers and service delivery partners. DTTC assists research pairs to become the Principal (and co-) Investigators of their own research project. Mentorship is provided to each pair by senior DTTC staff members.

16 ORAP participants, who have successfully completed their research, attended an ORAP Manuscript Writing Workshop from 25 – 27 November 2013 in Cape Town.

The purpose of the workshop was to build skills and capacity in writing a scientific paper for publication. The participants used the data from their research studies to draft their manuscript for publication in a peer-reviewed journal.