Bergen Summer Research School - Deadline today! - Course on Mobile Data Capture in Research....
This is an email about a workshop in mobile data collection that might be of interest to some of you.
2010/3/1 Jørn Ivar Klungsøyr <<mailto:>>
Sorry for the very last minute email.....
Just wanted to let you know that we are organizing a 2 week course this summer called: Electronic Mobile Data in Global Health Research: A Hands-on Course - http://bsrs.no/program/2010/Courses/Course_Mobile%20data.htm
The deadline for sending in an online application for the course is TODAY March 1st, there are a number of scholarships (travel,subsistence etc) available for the course. If you think this course can be of interest to any of you or in your network, then your welcome to apply for the course (:=
Website with more information: www.bsrs.no<http://www.bsrs.no>
Link to application form: http://bsrs.no/application-form/
The short version of the course description copied here for your convenience:
Implementation of measures to improve public health in most countries in the world requires good data either as a baseline or in the evaluation process. This course will give an in-depth coverage of new and emerging data collection and management tools using mobile telephones, handheld computers and web-based systems. The course will cover all steps required from designing a study, setting up systems and including immediate analysis using open source tools.
The course provides an update on current state-of-the-art ways of collecting and managing data collected in health research in different settings, highlighting the special challenges in low-resource settings.
* Principles of data management in health research
* Paper and double data entry
* Electronic data collection
* Data management and security
The course is a course focusing on increasing the quality of field research data collection and management through the usage of the free and open source software packages including:
* openXdata, mobile and web solution for data collection and management
* OpenMRS, a medical record system
* OpenClinica, a clinical trial system
* R, a statistical package
openXdata - Centre for International Health, University of Bergen, Norway
www.openxdata.org<http://www.openxdata.org> / www.cih.uib.no<http://www.cih.uib.no> / www.openrosa.org<http://www.openrosa.org> / www.open-mobile.org<http://www.open-mobile.org>
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