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April 2021 Update on the Global Health Training Centre

Global Health Training Centre               April 2021


In this issue, we have a focus on improving clinical research data, the launch of two new modules in the Training Centre's newest modular course, Data Sharing. We also highlight the Data Sharing Toolkit on the European & Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP) Knowledge Hub. Finally, there is a round up of all upcoming and past webinars across the The Global Health Network.



Improving Clinical Research Data: The Understanding and Implementation of Laboratory Quality Management System (LQMS)

Clinical Research is a branch of medical science which focuses on testing the efficacy, safety and effectiveness of new drugs, medical devices and biologicals (such as vaccines) prior to approval for public use. The approval of new treatments which are safe for human consumption is premised on the generation of reliable and accurate laboratory data.

The focus of this article is to explain in detail the various components of the laboratory quality management system and to help clinical research professionals to generate quality laboratory data by implementing such system.



New Courses on The Global Health Training Centre

The Global Health Training Centre is pleased to announce the launch of modules 3 and 4 of the Data Sharing course, Data governance, policies and Data Access and Data Quality.
This course is aimed at early career researchers, postgraduate students and clinical research support staff who are collecting, managing and using health data. It is not designed to train data managers or statisticians, however some modules might be useful to them. This course is still under development and modules will be released in two phases. Please visit the course home page for more information.


Webinars and Workshops from The Global Health Network

COVID-19 Research Implementation Workshops
The Global Health Network is hosting regular online interactive workshops to facilitate learning and discussion around the important research questions that are arising during the COVID-19 pandemic. In each of these open workshops, an expert panel of researchers from around the globe will be brought together to share their research efforts towards tackling the pandemic, and to discuss the research priorities that future COVID-19 trials and studies will need to address. Workshops have been hosted in multiple languages and have so far supported sessions led in English, Portuguese, Spanish and French.

Please keep checking the open workshops page on the COVID-19 hub for new webinars as this page is updated regularly.

Title: COVID-Neuro Network - Neurological Associations of COVID-19:

The COVID-19 pandemic, caused by SARS-CoV-2, is of a scale not seen since the 1918 influenza pandemic. Although the predominant clinical presentation is with respiratory disease, neurological manifestations frequent.

Date/Time: April 20 2021, 1.00pm - 2.00pm (London)

Register for the webinar, COVID-Neuro Network - Neurological Associations of COVID-19

Latest webinars you may have missed:

Title: Equitably Harnessing the Power of Health Data: Time for Action and Collaboration
The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the critical importance of generating rigorous evidence for decision-making. To bring equity, the global health research community needs to find ways to unite and generate actionable insights from data. This interactive session will explore how collaborations and strategic partnerships can harness the power of data to tackle the most devastating health issues. We will draw on the experience of The Global Health Network and the International COVID-19 Data Alliance, convened by Health Data Research UK, and several speakers from around the world.

Find out more here

Watch the webinar, Equitability Harnessing the Power of Health Data: Time for Action and Collaboration

Title: Epidemics Ethics: Mandates and special privileges for COVID-19 vaccination

With COVID-19 vaccination underway or on the horizon in many countries, many are turning their attention to whether the vaccination should be made mandatory, and if so, under what conditions, for whom, and in what contexts. This webinar will explore the ethics of mandatory COVID-19 vaccination both in general and in particular settings (e.g., health care settings), as well as examine the ethics of affording special privileges to those who are vaccinated, e.g., to travel and to gather in large groups.

Watch the webinar Epidemics, Ethics: Mandates and special privileges for COVID-19 vaccination




Resources from around The Global Health Network


Data Sharing toolkit on the European & Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP) Knowledge Hub

Data sharing, particularly of potentially sensitive information, is not always straightforward. Before you deposit your data, you will need to ensure that they can be understood and reused by others: it is essential that you prepare and describe the data well. Ideally, you want to start thinking about the end goal – data sharing – early on, and revise your plans throughout the entire life of the project.
The Data Sharing toolkit on the EDCTP Knowledge Hub, helps you plan and implement good data sharing with sections covering Data Sharing Basics, Data Sharing Steps, Repository Finder and an extensive collection of resources linked to working with and sharing data.


News from around The Global Health Network

Introduction to Community Engagement and Involvement
Mesh is working with the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) to develop a new interactive online training course which will give learners an introduction to the principles and practice of Community Engagement and Involvement with Global Health Research. It will be freely available to all.
Help us determine which topics or themes should be included, share your ideas and existing resources, and get involved in the creation of this new course
Please complete the short survey by 12 April 2021
Find out more HERE

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