Mapping implementation research trends in the WHO regions: Text mining of MOOC research letters of intent

TDR's new strategy emphasizes IR capacity building via a MOOC, automating research proposal analysis for public health interventions.

Date Published
19 Apr 2024
Expected Start Date
20 Nov 2019
Expected End Date
30 Sep 2021
Project Type
Research and Capacity Development
Project Status

As part of its new strategy, TDR has been focussed on building/strengthening capacity in implementation research (IR) and promoting this research as an essential prerequisite to effective public health interventions in the control of infectious diseases of poverty. To this end, TDR has developed a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on IR which introduces this new discipline to a wide range of public health stakeholders (universities, policy makers, public health practitioners and funders).  

The objective of this project is to develop a method and analytical tools to automatically extract information from batches of research proposals submitted as part the final exam of the TDR MOOC on IR. The findings will consist of mapping the implementation research needs through interactive information products for public access (databases, maps, and dashboards).