The non-communicable disease group has now received ethical IRB approval. Currently, they are testing their data collection tools, using both the Sidaamu Afoo, the prevailing language in the study area and Amharic, using the open-source KoBo Toolbox for data collection and storage. This week, the team will start training data collectors and conduct pre-tests in a rural area of Sidama.
We have now started to tell you about preprints originating from our research. These articles have not yet been peer-reviewed but contain important information that researchers in our project are doing.
After they have been disseminated in a Journal, they will be included in our publication list.
We are currently working on updating the website by adding information from each of the participating institutions.
Furthermore, a summary of the PhD students’ research will be presented here.
Recently the scientific journal Nature wrote about Split or Joint PhD degrees to build African research capacity.
Our collaboration between the University of Bergen and Hawassa University was used as one example of such a capacity-building exercise.