Training and Study Preparations

  • Jan Van den Broeck
  • Shuaib Kauchali
  • Jonathan R. Brestoff
  • Meera Chhagan


Study implementation starts with the necessary training of personnel, planning of logistics, and establishment of infrastructure. At this stage of the study, management and training skills as well as practical experience become as important for the investigators as theoretical scientific skills. Literature on this important aspect of a study is sparse; therefore, in this chapter we present experience-based recommendations for preparing for the implementation of a study.


Study Coordinator Study Personnel Informed Consent Process Ethical Attitude Study Preparation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jan Van den Broeck
    • 1
  • Shuaib Kauchali
    • 2
  • Jonathan R. Brestoff
    • 3
  • Meera Chhagan
    • 2
  1. 1.Centre for International Health, Faculty of Medicine and DentistryUniversity of BergenBergenNorway
  2. 2.Department of PaediatricsUniversity of KwaZulu-NatalDurbanSouth Africa
  3. 3.Perelman School of MedicineUniversity of PennsylvaniaPhiladelphiaUSA

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