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Evaluating the Process of Partnership and Research in Global Health: Reflections from the STRIPE Project

Evaluating the Process of Partnership and Research in Global Health: Reflections from the STRIPE Project
"Clear and transparent communication is needed throughout the research process to establish relationships and maintain momentum in the project."

In December 2018, JHU team members submitted written reflections on their experiences (n=9), and calls were held with each consortium member (n= 7).In response, team members recommended providing more time for training and setting up permissions for partner institutions to access the JHU library for literature and other software licenses.Team members recommended additional time dedicated to project planning and training and rapid publication of study results and explicit appreciation to boost researcher motivation.Scheduling: Some team members highlighted the importance of country context and recommended it be taken into consideration when scheduling any research activity.

One such endeavour is the Synthesis and Translation of Research and Innovations from Polio Eradication (STRIPE) project, which seeks to map, synthesise, and disseminate lessons learned from the global polio eradication effort.Teams suggested greater flexibility in project targets based on the external context and the establishment of formal communication between JHU, local governments, and core Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) partners about the project.

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