Operational Research Assistance Project (ORAP)
The overall goal of ORAP is to strengthen the capacity of South African professionals to conduct operational research. The programme takes the participants through the process of developing ethically approved research protocols, implementation of the research (including data management), data analysis, dissemination of results and manuscript writing. Mentorship is provided by senior staff members at the DTTC.
The 2013 programme commenced with the Operational Research Proposal Development Workshop, which was held from 8 – 12 April 2013. The 13 participants are from the National Department of Health, the Foundation for Professional Development and the University Research Corporation.