Research on climate change integrates multiple disciplines
Work to identify ways that African countries can prepare for the impacts of environmental and climate change is creating new approaches that bring multiple disciplines together.

Alumni profile:Strengthening the voice of disease endemic countries
Who’s making research priority decisions? Jorge Motta from Panama is working to help more scientists in low-income countries to lead these efforts in their countries.

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Reviewers sought for new guidance on reporting implementation/operational research

New guidelines are being developed to improve the consistency and reliability of reporting on implementation and operational research. Reviewers are being sought for peer review of these guidelines, which will be published in relevant journals and on the EQUATOR website that helps improve the quality of research publications and the research itself.

Women rising in prominence for TDR research contracts and publishing

TDR’s efforts to increase the numbers of women conducting research are starting to pay off. In 2014, the proportion of grants awarded to women was 43%, and 47% of the publications acknowledging TDR support had women as the first author.

Updated 'toolbox' for field trials in low resource settings released

A manual to help investigators in low- and middle-income countries conduct field trials has been updated by Oxford Medicine Online. This version of Field Trials of Health Interventions includes seven new chapters on conducting systematic literature reviews, trial governance, preliminary studies and pilot testing, budgeting and accounting, intervention costing and economic analysis, and Phase IV studies.

New online course on implementation research under development

A new online course on implementation research is being developed by TDR. The value and utility of this type of research will be introduced through case studies to be presented and interpreted by experienced public health researchers, practitioners and academics.

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News from TDR Director, John Reeder

It’s an unusually hot summer in Geneva, providing an appropriate setting for the teams from several countries in Africa meeting on the research into increasing resilience to climate change. This month we’ve also published a number of new reports and tools, we’re helping to support a new TB research network in west Africa, and applications for the new postgraduate grants are open.

About TDR: making a difference

TDR, the Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases, is a global programme of scientific collaboration that helps facilitate, support and influence efforts to combat diseases of poverty. TDR is hosted at the World Health Organization (WHO), and is sponsored by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the World Bank and WHO.