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Survey on methods for improving idea generation and innovation among early-career researchers in Africa

March 11, 2015 - 23:25 -- Fredros Okumu

Many low and middle-income communities still lack affordable and scalable solutions for their priority health needs. We are aiming to improve generation of new ideas and technological innovation by early-career researchers in Africa, specifically in the health sector. As a step in the process, we wish to conduct an analysis of expert opinion on best strategies for encouraging these early-career scientists so that they can better identify priority health problems in their communities, and generate new ideas to address these problems. The study involves triangulation of desk reviews, in-depth interviews and consensus building using the Delphi method, which is a means to develop consensus from a group of experts or opinion leaders, through coordinated iterations of suggestions. This is the first round of the Delphi surveys and is expected to run through 3rd of April 2015. The survey can be completed in about 15 minutes. We welcome your participation! To access the survey click