Several competing priorities with health and development sector currently deter research, and as a result of which evidence does not drive policy- or decision-making. There is limited operational research (OR) within the India’s National Tobacco Control Programme, as it is in other middle- and low-income countries, primarily due to limited capacity and skills in undertaking OR and lack of dedicated funding. Few models of OR have been developed to meet the needs of different settings; however, they were found to be costly and time-consuming
To elucidate a cost-effective and less resource arduous training model for building capacity in OR focused on tobacco control. This 5½-day partly funded course enrolled 15 participants across the country and 9 facilitators.
This research was supported by the UK Department for International Development’s Operational Research Capacity Building Programme led by the International Union Against TB and Lung Disease (The Union)
Goel S, V Kumar AM, Aggarwal AK, Singh RJ, Lal P, Kumar R, Gupta M, Dogra V, Gupta D. Capacity Building through Operational Research Training in Tobacco Control: Experiences and Lesson Learned. Indian Journal of Community Medicine. 2018;43(2):77–81.
Capacity building through operational research training in tobacco control: Experiences and lesson learned