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Application open! IR-MOOC (Massive open online course on implementation research)

by Public Health Update

A new session of the TDR Massive Open Online Course on Implementation Research is now organized by TDR and the School of Public Health, University of Ghana, the Regional Training Center supported by TDR in the WHO African Region.


This free course is a step-by-step online training for public health researchers and decision-makers, disease control programme managers, academics and others, that focuses on how to design and demonstrate robust IR projects to improve control of infectious diseases of poverty and generate better health outcomes.

Implementation research (IR) is important for designing strategies or solutions to overcome bottlenecks that prevent proven and innovative public health interventions from reaching the people who need them. This ensure that these interventions are used in a manner that results in the outcome for which they were intended.

Such solutions include how to overcome barriers to adoption of drugs, diagnostics or preventive measures that improve health for people at risk of malaria, tuberculosis, NTDs or other infectious diseases. IR can help to ensure that health solutions reach the people who need them and are used in ways that generate intended results.

This Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) is a step-by-step online training that will introduce you to designing robust IR projects. You will have access to leading world experts who will take you through the core concepts of IR, including how to: identify the challenges of various health settings; assess the appropriateness of existing strategies; develop new interventions and strategies by working with communities and stakeholders; specify your IR questions; and design rigorous research projects.

You will learn how to identify IR outcomes, evaluate effectiveness, and make plans to scale up implementation.

No technical or scientific background is required, though a health background will be an advantage.


  • 6 WEEKS
  • 26 VIDEOS
  • Free enrollment
  • Certificate of completion available
  • Language: English with subtitles in English, French and Spanish
  • Estimated effort: 2:30 per week
  • Forum discussion available for exchange opinions

Enrollment process

The course is open to everyone and starts on 5 October 2020. Please send us a request at the following e-mail address: [email protected].

Deadline to register: 25 September 2020.

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Implementation Research (IR) Initiative in Nepal

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Sushila shrestha September 16, 2020 - 9:06 am

I want to get this training.

Sushila shrestha September 16, 2020 - 9:06 am

I want to get this training.

Doris September 18, 2020 - 6:07 am

Is there also any job opportunities in this field? I am passionate about research & would love to work & do the online sessions. Thank you

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