Workshops

BRTI has a mandate to conduct workshops to capacitate the community on various aspect including and not limited to Bioinformatics, Biostatistics, Data Science and Data management. 

Biostatistics and Data Management workshop

24 January – 28 January 2022

Course Series Objectives

At the end of the workshop all participants should:

  • Understand key concepts of data management
  • Design and develop electronic data collection tools
  • Clean data in preparation for analysis using excel and STATA
  • Protect participant identities using unique identifiers
  • Perform statistical analysis using stata
  • Appreciate the trajectories of data science, big data analytics and bioinformatics.
Teaching Methodology

The first 2 days of each workshop will involve theory discussions of the background and use of the technologies in data management and biostatistics. The following 3 days will involve a hands-on training of how to apply principles of Biostatistics and presentation of findings in a research/scientific setting. The last day of the course will have an overall assessment of everything taught through panel discussions.

The course is designed to be delivered as theoretical and practical sessions, tutorials and exercises. All participants are expected to attend all/ elective sessions and are therefore expected to dedicate time to attend the workshop. In addition to sessions, participants will get access to reading materials on these topics. Participants will be required to bring a practice data set derived from their research work which they will use to practice the principles of data management and biostatistics. Not all participants are required to attend all sessions. Participants can choose sessions of interest and should indicate this in their application. Participants will be split into 2 groups as follows:

Data management group: is for participants who want to gain data management skills to be applied in research or programming settings.

Scientific group: is for participants who are currently conducting research projects and have collected data which is at the analysis stage. Or researchers who are currently writing scientific papers and are about to publish findings.

The course is facilitated by the Biomedical Research and Training Institute (BRTI) with funding from NIH-D43 (TW 011326) HIV Training Grant.

Course Faculty

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Advanced Genomic Technologies Workshop Series

29 March – 26 May 2021

Workshop Series Objectives

  • To inspire Zimbabwean researchers to expand current projects and aspirations to include next generation sequencing         (NGS).
  • To build understanding in the basic processes of genomic technologies including NGS and the bioinformatics needed for analysis.
Teaching Methodology

This is a hands on training workshop for the next generation research leaders in Zimbabwe. The first days of each workshop will involve theory discussions of the background and use of the technologies in application to HIV drug resistance (HIVDR). The following days will involve a hands on training of how to perform the assay and the use of the various machines in respect to HIVDR. The last day of the workshop will have an overall assessment of everything taught.

The course is designed to be delivered as theoretical and practical sessions, tutorials and exercises. All participants are expected to attend all/ elective sessions and are therefore expected to dedicate time to attend the workshop. In addition to sessions, participants will get access to reading materials on these topics. Participants will be required to bring a practice data set derived from their research work which they will use to practice the principles of data management and biostatistics. Not all participants are required to attend all sessions. Participants can choose sessions of interest and should indicate this in their application. Participants will be split into 2 groups as follows:

Data management group: is for participants who want to gain data management skills to be applied in research or programming settings.

Scientific group: is for participants who are currently conducting research projects and have collected data which is at the analysis stage. Or researchers who are currently writing scientific papers and are about to publish findings.

The course is facilitated by the Biomedical Research and Training Institute (BRTI) with funding from NIH-D43 (TW 011326) HIV Training Grant.

Course Faculty

Gallery