Teleform Training Workshop for Data Managers
The Centre pour les Vaccins en Développement hosted a data management TeleForm training workshop for members of the MenAfriCar and Malaria in Pregnancy consortia at the Nord-Sud Azalai Hotel in Bamako, Mali from April 14 - 15, 2010. The workshop was attended by 13 data managers from 9 African countries as well as trainers from the UK.
The main objectives of the workshop were to introduce the TeleForm system and its project-specific data management life cycle, and to carry out practical training on the use of the software. Participants were also advised of the data management procedures and documentation requirements for both projects in order to encourage the harmonisation of data management procedures across the various study sites.
During the workshop, each data manager received a scanner and a new dedicated data management laptop preloaded with the TeleForm software. After the training, each of the data managers took this equipment with them back to their study site, facilitating the management of the data collected for the MenAfriCar and Malaria in Pregnancy studies.