Data Management Training in Full Swing
Hiwot Debalke, Data Management Case Team Leader at Armauer Hansen Research Institute (AHRI), is a key member of the MenAfriCar team at AHRI.
As part of ongoing capacity development for African partner members of the MenAfriCar consortium, Hiwot was nominated to receive specialised data management training.
The training is being provided in two parts. Initially, Hiwot will spend 3 months at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicince (LSHTM) working with the MenAfriCar consortium-wide Data Manager, learning the ins and outs of the teleform data management system and attending various training courses and workshops.
To date Hiwot has participated in a data management workshop organized by the North-South Network of clinical data managers. Hiwot has also applied to undertake the data management module of LSHTM’s distance learning Msc.
In June 2012, Hiwot is expected to undertake a second data management training placement, at the Kenya Medical Research Institute in Kilifi, Kenya.