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Call for applications - TDR R&D career development fellowships

TDR Clinical R&D career development fellowships provide a generous monthly stipend, travel, health insurance, computer, alumni membership and professional meeting participation.

The Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases (TDR) invites researchers from Disease Endemic Countries (DEC) to apply for a 12-month Career Development Fellowship on Clinical Research & Development (Clinical R&D). Successful candidates will be seconded to leading drug development institutions such as pharmaceutical companies and product development partnerships (PDPs) that are also taking part in this fellowship programme. The goal is to develop human resources to promote high quality clinical R&D in DEC It is expected that qualified professionals will be able to enhance DEC product‑development capacity on diagnostics, drugs and vaccines for infectious diseases that disproportionately affect poor and marginalized populations.

The fellowship will train individuals in situ with relevant partners in order to develop specialized skills not readily taught in academic centres, including inter alia R&D project management, regulatory requirements and good practices. Upon completing their fellowships, the individuals are expected to return to their home institutes and assume a leading role in the global effort on R&D for infectious diseases.

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Managing clinical trials, A good and insightful paper from the Trials Journal

Managing clinical trials, of whatever size and complexity, requires efficient trial management. Trials fail because
tried and tested systems handed down through apprenticeships have not been documented, evaluated or published
to guide new trialists starting out in this important field. For the past three decades, trialists have invented
and reinvented the trial management wheel. We suggest that to improve the successful, timely delivery of important
clinical trials for patient benefit, it is time to produce standard trial management guidelines and develop
robust methods of evaluation.

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Bookmarked by The Editorial Team on 11 Aug 2010
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Latest TDR news

* Call for investment in health information
* Skills-building course held in Caribbean
* WHO issues new dengue guidelines
* WHO Bulletin features TDR’s dengue work
* South-East Asia’s diseases highlighted
* Bioinformatics of infectious diseases
* New Swiss Institute
* WHO and TDR staff changes
* Ndumbe looks back on Scientific and Technical Committee

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Policy Cures’ mission is to provide innovative ideas and accurate analysis to accelerate development

Policy Cures is an independent group providing research, information, decision-making tools and strategic analysis for those involved in the creation of new pharmaceuticals for neglected diseases such as malaria, TB, HIV, pneumonia, sleeping sickness and helminth infections. Our focus is on providing governments, funders and civil society organisations with the information they need to make optimal research and development (R&D) policy and funding decisions for diseases of the developing world.

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Science and Technology in Kenya, Does Kenya Care?

The Grand Debate aimed to drive a discussion of Science and Technology (S&T) and its relevance to Kenyan development. With utube link to programmed debate

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Bookmarked by Roma Chilengi on 27 Jul 2010
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