The quality practices in basic biomedical research (QPBR) training manual is an accompaniment to a two-day training course on the subject. The course is divided into six sessions – sessions 1, 2 and 3 are structured for the first day and sessions 4, 5 and 6 for the second. The manual material has been put together to fit the six sessions. The trainers manual contains all the material in the trainee manual, with additional notes to assist in running the course and encouraging discussion.
Training efforts throughout the world, especially in Asia, Latin America and Africa, will lead to the formation of a global culture of quality practice in research. This in turn should help institutions in their quest for partnerships with both the public and the private sector. Overall, the adoption of QPBR – facilitated by these training manuals – will have the effect of promoting cost-effective, accelerated research with a long-term positive effect on the development of products for the improvement of human health.
World Health Organization, Geneva. ISBN: 978-92-4-1599207. DOI: 10.2471/TDR.10.978-924-1599207. 175 pp.