The Global Health Network Asia (TGHN Asia) successfully launched the Research Club program in Bangladesh on November 8, 2023. The inaugural session was held on titled "Research Protocol Development: Issues of IRB," under the umbrella of a capacity strengthening program hosted. The objective of this session was to introduce the participants of local institutions to the activities of the Research Club and to inspire institutes to host similar events. A diverse audience of 50 participants from various local-level institutes across Bangladesh attended the event, including physicians, researchers, and students. The session commenced with a comprehensive introduction to the Research Club by Md Saimul Islam, Data Science Coordinator at TGHN Asia. Dr. Aliya Naheed, Regional Lead of The Global Health Network (TGHN) Asia and Scientist at icddr,b, expertly facilitated the seminar.

                          Dr. Aliya Naheed delivering the talk of the session.                       Question answer sessions

The highlight of the event was the interactive session, during which participants actively engaged by posing questions related to developing research protocols, covering areas such as study design, data analysis strategy, consent form, ethical issues, and potential IRB challenges. Attendees shared personal experiences in dealing with IRB processes and constructing research protocols. Encouraged by the enthusiasm and positive response, participants expressed their commitment to hosting Research Club events to their institute supported by TGHN Asia. To know more about the event, visit the link: