The following are upcoming training opportunities that we hope will be useful for you. If you have any suggestions or wish to be added to the Research Training listserv, email us at
and write "training opportunities" in the subject line. For information about past events, please see our newsletters.
Webinars on various research topics
A series of online seminars covering diverse topics can be found here:
• For research-related topics in Spanish only sponsored by Cochrane Iberoamericana click here.
• For research-related topics in English only sponsored by Canadian Cochrane Centre and Network click here.
• For webinars on reporting guidelines sponsored by Equator Network click here.
For other PAHO-sponsored webinars on various topics click here.
Research Interest Group
PAHO Research Interest Group is an ongoing informal and collegial discussion space fostering the exchange of information about research needs and interests. The brown bag lunch meetings are held in PAHO headquarters and are open to PAHO staff and guests.
Effective Project Planning and Evaluation in Biomedical Research (EPPE) is a skills-building course that aims to strengthen program management capacity in health research. Participants learn to implement and monitor projects and accurately report and evaluate success. This leads to realistic and structured proposals, including clear research outputs that will increase their competitiveness for funding. Developed by Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases (TDR) - WHO, UNICEF, UNDP, World Bank, the workshop is offered in the Americas to various research institutions in collaboration with PAHO and CIDEIM (International Center for Training and Medical Research) in Colombia. For more information, please contact
Erasmus Summer Programme
The Erasmus University Medical Center offers the Erasmus Summer Programme every year to provide international students, researchers, executives, academic professionals and advisors in the health sciences with an invaluable opportunity to engage in a career-advancing event. The three-week program is specially designed to satisfy the needs of students and health professionals with a specific interest – such as clinical medicine, general practice, public health, epidemiology, genetics and biostatistics.
Workshop on Developing a Systematic Review
The Cochrane Eye and Vision Group (CEVG) is an international initiative that aims to develop, maintain and promote access to systematic reviews of all the interventions used to prevent or treat eye diseases and/or visual impairment. They organise several courses and workshops which can be found here: http://eyes.cochrane.org/workshops-and-courses. A collaboration with the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore, MD has led to an annual workshop to guide Cochrane review authors through the steps of developing a systematic review. The workshop includes practice using the Cochrane Collaboration’s Review Manager (RevMan) software. For more information, email
The next workshop, Developing a Cochrane Systematic Review, takes place on the 14 - 15 January 2015 in Baltimore, MD. Click here to register.
Last Updated on Thursday, 06 November 2014 11:04