This working group aims to create a high-quality repository of CRFs available to Global WACh members and collaborators to accelerate study implementation. The working group is standardizing frequently-used study questions so that inter-study comparisons will be feasible, via standardized variable names and coding dictionaries.
In addition, external review of CRFs by the Family Planning Working Group, the CFAR Sociobehavioral and Prevention Core and the Kenya Research Program will refine CRFs and facilitate dissemination. The current list of standardized CRFs includes:
This working group aims to serve as a resource for those interested in both domestic and international family planning research by providing a forum to create new collaborations and a resource for graduate and medical students, residents and fellows looking for research projects in the field of family planning. The working group critiques work, makes informal presentations about ongoing research, reviews CRFs, and provides other general research assistance. It also creates bridges between domestic and international researchers that may result in global-to-local initiatives.
Established in collaboration with Seattle Children’s Hospital and the Department of Pediatrics, this Think Tank aims to provide a collaborative platform to enhance research related to women, adolescent and child nutrition.