Research management workshops

Empowering the next generation of
successful scientific researchers

Introduction

Human Rights & Science (HR&S) recognises researchers, innovators, and entrepreneurs in lower-income countries who present amazing social business ideas and supports them. Our main aim is to implement locally developed and locally adapted solutions.

HR&S addresses the context of scientific researchers and scientific institution management with the purpose of facilitating an enabling environment.

HR&S research management workshops bring together scientific researchers, scientific institution management, users of scientific findings, innovators, and social entrepreneurs from Sub-Sahara Africa for lectures and discussions with the aim of providing opportunities for them to bring positive change and development. HR&S offers a transformational training package designed to inspire scientific stakeholders to become innovative change-makers. Scientific researchers are expected to develop creative capacity and acquire necessary skills to do research and implement research findings.

Structure of the training

HR&S trainings are stuctured around evaluation planning. Evaluation planning describes how we monitor and evaluate the way we address our activites, as well as how we intend to use evaluation results for activity improvement and decision making.  HR&S benefits from our own “Real-time Outcome Planning & Evaluation” tool (ROPE) and the training sessions are structured around the ROPE Strategy for Change template. It is obvious from the above that ROPE is an iterative process and that the Strategy for Change is continiously revised, as a result of lessons learned. 

The set-up is two-fold; each reseacher / technician’s own career and workplan ambitions combined with the  ambitions of the management of the institution where the reseacher / technician work.

HR&S trainings are instructor led and delivered by using a blended learning approach. It combines presentations, guided sessions of practical exercise, group work and home work. Our facilitators are seasoned experts with years of experience, working as professionals and trainers in these fields.

Output

  1. One Output from the trainings are a ROPE Strategy for Change sheet. The SfC sheet supports the development work of the participants/institution directly after the training is completed.
  2. Upon successful completion of the training and individual presentation, participants will be issued with a certificate.

Expected Outcome

Increased number of:

  • Approved research grant application.
  • Submitted manuscripts approved for publication.
  • Implemented research findings.
  • Income to the researchers and the university through consultancy.

Topics

Access to

  1. Well functioning computers & internet.
  2. Scientific literature.
  3. Well-functioning advanced scientific equipment.

Knowledge about

  1. The scientific method.
  2. Litterature reviews.
  3. Scientific supervision.
  4. Scientific writing.

Coordination around

  1. State-of-the-art knowledge.
  2. Seeking research grants.
  3. Developing and submitting manuscripts for publication.
  4. Dissemination of results to the non-scientific community.

Empowering

  1. Teamwork.
  2. Net-working.
  3. Knowledge-sharing.
  4. Time-management.

Strengthening institutional capacity

  1. Strategy for change.
  2. Sustainable economy.
  3. Accounting.
  4. Stakeholder analysis.
  5. Evaluation planning.
  6. Service and maintenance of scientific equipment..

Sharing about Practical strategies

  1. Ethical and management principles.
  2. Trust, transparency, and accountability.
  3. Cross-cultural understanding.
  4. Real-time outcome planning and evaluation.
  5. Physical infrastructure, financial support, coaching.
  6. Testing the strength of scientific evidence for impact.

Action Areas

  1. RISE Support Centres
  2. Investment capital loans
  3. Accountability management
  4. Branding & Public relations
  5. Motivation
  6. Social enterprise management
  7. Impact assessment

Annual Open Training

Our training package starts with research management and then continues with laboratory management. 

Each workshop serie starts with an introduction at an HR&S RISE Centre, continues with nine hours online workshops managed from HR&S Sweden and ends with presentation by each participant at the HR&S RISE Centres.

Participants receives homework to be addresses in-between the online sessions. Each participant prepares a presentation to share during the last session. Good presentations are rewarded with certificates.

Accreditation

Upon successful completion of the training, participants will be issued with a certificate.

Attendance

Delegates should be proficient in English.
Each open course attracts 20 participants.

Eligibility

Staff and students connected to scentific institutions.

Date & venue

Each seminar & workshop serie is repeated every a year.

February : Research management.
March: Laboratory management.

Price & payment

The fee for attending one open workshop series  is Euro 10 per participant.
Please, transfer the fee to HR&S RISE Centres different bank accounts  before commencement of the training. Send proof of payment through the email also to the RISE Centre.

You are welcome to contact us

Email: info@humanrightsandscience.se

Outcome

February 2021
Research management workshop by RISE Kenya

  • Data analysis group – Sofia
  • Research findings implementation group – Simon
  • Research grants proposal writing group – Maxwell

The respective coordinators will invite members to participate

  • WhatsApp chat groups for the participants
  • 10 Certificates

Output

Twenty participants signed up
Four coaches; Millicent, Moes, Elvis & Cecilia

Lessons learned

Weak internet connections hindered som participants from attending

tailor-made Trainings

Our trainings are structured around on-line webinars managed from HR&S Sweden.

Our tailor-made trainings are designed according to the request by the customer. Among the different options are:

  1. The training can address  research management or laboratory management, or both.
  2. The training can be in the format of seminars, or workshops or both.
  3. It may start  with an introduction at an HR&S RISE Centre and end with presentation by each participant at the HR&S RISE Centres, or one of these options or none.
  4. It can contain a certain amount of information combined with a test, and then generate a certificate for the participansts that manage the requirements.
  5. It can be held condenced during one week, or be spread out over a period of maximum three months.
  6. The number of webinars can range between five up to twenty. Each shall be one, two, three or four hours. Participants receives homework to be addresses in-between the online sessions.

Accreditation

Upon successful completion of the training and individual presentation, participants will be issued with a certificate.

Attendance

Delegates should be proficient in English.
Each course preferably attracts around 20 participants.

Eligibility

Staff and students connected to scentific institutions.

Venue

The workshops will be held online and possibly on-site at our HR&S RISE Centres.

Price & payment

The cost for one series of tailor-made training is agreed on from case to case. The institution pays on average Euro 5,000 for ten hour training.

You are welcome to contact us

Email: info@humanrightsandscience.se

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