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Call for identification of good practices in engaging communities in research for implementation and in social innovation in health in low- and middle-income countries

Background and Rationale:

Low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) have invested in research for decades.

Applicants can choose to focus on one or more of the following areas with a specific focus on LMICs:

·        Identification of good practices in engaging communities in research and in social innovation in health to enhance health care delivery.

·        Identification of good practices in engaging communities in research and in social innovation in health to respond to health emergencies.

·        Involvement of community and other stakeholders in research governance, results translation and uptake

·        Mapping of Ethics Review Committee practices in relation to the engagement of communities in research to enhance health care delivery

Objectives and Expected Outcomes and Outputs:

The objectives of the call are:

·        to better understand the current practices and good practices in engaging communities in research and in social innovation in health to enhance health care delivery;

·        to better understand the current practices and good practices in engaging communities in research and in social innovation in health to respond to health emergencies;

·        to map current and good practices that Ethics Review Committees and Institutional Review Boards use to engage with communities where research is conducted;

·        to better understand the mechanisms that bring the community and other stakeholders in the governance of research, and in the results uptake processes

·        to identify good practices in community-led or community-initiated research, or where problems were raised by the community and the research institutions were able to provide support;

·        to better understand if these practices have the potential to be scaled up and disseminated; and

·        to describe and analyze the contextual factors, including the social and gender dynamics, that take place in real-life settings where community engagement strategies take place.

The results of this work may inform further research into this area in the future, including testing such practices and mechanisms in various settings.

Expected outputs:

·        Validated evidence confirming current practices, good practices, and existing gaps related to one or more of the topics above.

·        The experiences of diverse community engagement practices compiled and documented for reference and as resource material for further studies.

·        A project report detailing all the aspects of the project conducted. When data are included, these should be disaggregated by sex, age, and other social stratifiers as appropriate, wherever possible.

·        Collaboration to identify core challenges and barriers to effective community engagement widely shared across studies.

·        Publication of the results in peer reviewed, open-access journals agreed by TDR; dissemination of findings through conferences or other media.

Eligibility Criteria:

·        Applications are invited from principal investigators and institutions in low- and middle-income countries (LMIC), as per the World Bank classification. In case of consortia, applications from any countries are accepted if the consortium includes at least one institution from LMIC and is led by an investigator from an LMIC.

·        Principal investigator and team must have prior documented experience in the selected field.

·        The proposal should address one or more of the areas described in the objectives.

·        The proposal should clearly show a detailed list of proposed activities, including a Gantt chart and budget, and how the expected outputs are in line with the objectives of the call.

·        The proposed project’s timeline should allow for the completion of all activities within one year from the grant being awarded; the one-year period must include any preparatory steps such as required ethical or regulatory approvals.

Proposed budget: maximum US$ 30 000

Deadline: 19 February 2021 (23:59 GMT)

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