The Life (R4L) Platform Training Workshop

The Mycetoma Research Centre

University of Khartoum

WHO Collaborating Centre on Mycetoma

The Mycetoma Research and Development Arcade

The Life (R4L) Platform Training Workshop

Workshop Overview

This training workshop is part of the Mycetoma Arcade’s continuing professional development activities to improve researchers, scientists and clinicians’ research and development skills for best evidence practice and research. It will provide the participants with hand on training on literature databases search, selection of appropriate information and proper scientific citation. The workshop gives more in-depth training to  HINIARI, which offers access to thousands of journals, books, and other information resources in biomedical and health sciences topics.  The journals and books can be searched through a special version of PubMed (Medline) and through other databases.

Workshop Facilitators

A group of experts with track records in the field in collaboration with the Department of Library System and Dissemination, WHO/EMRO Regional Office will facilitate the workshop.

Learning Objectives

By the end of the course, participants will have a good understanding of:

  •  The different information resources
  • The life (R4L) platform
  • The usage of  HINARI

Workshop Programme

09:00-09:30 Setting Course Objectives
09:30-11:00 The different information resources

The life (R4L) platform

The usage of  HINARI

11:00-11:30 Coffee Break
11:30-13:00 Hand on training
13:00-13:30 Feedback

Instruction Methods

This workshop is a hands-on training activity with various interactive instructional techniques. There will be brief presentations, with small group teaching, discussions and training.

Who Should Attend

The target attendees are all medical and health professionals, clinical research professionals, research managers, and other scientists who share an interest in the field of research.

Workshop Duration

It is a one-day intensive workshop tackling different aspects of The life (R4L) platform.

Workshop Coordinators and Facilitators:

  • Ms Lubna Suliman, MSc. Research Assistant, MRC.
  • Mrs Rihab Ahmed, MSc. Research Assistant, MRC.
  • Ms Nema Ahmed, MSc. Research Assistant, MRC.
  • Ms Gehane Algarraya, Technical Assistant, The Library System and Dissemination/ WHO/EMRO Regional Office

How will the assessment be done?

  • Pre-workshop MCQs to assess the basic knowledge of participants prior to the sessions.
  • Interactive sessions.
  • Post-workshop MCQs to assess the acquired knowledge and certificate will be handed after achieving the minimum pass score. Those who fail to achieve this score will be offered a second attempt to take the following workshop’s post-workshop assessment.

Workshop Evaluation

Oral and written participant and workshop facilitators’ feedback will be obtained.