• Grant & manuscript writing workshop

    CAPRISA recently hosted a week-long Grant and Manuscript writing workshop for young investigators, new Principal Investigators and post-graduate students as part of its NIH-funded CAPRISA Research Administration and Management Training Program. Delegates at the workshop were from UKZN, the Centre for Infectious Disease Research in Zambia (CIDRZ), the Durban University of Technology (DUT), the Department of Health and CAPRISA.

    “This workshop covered all aspects of grants writing, including setting goals and specific aims, completing an NIH grant application, preparation of supporting documentation with a special emphasis on human subjects research and clinical trials, grant and financial reporting, compliance with funder’s requirements, and financial accountability,” said Principal Investigator of the Program, Dr Cheryl Baxter. The workshop also included a manuscript writing component and all delegates left the workshop with a completed first draft of their manuscript.


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Centre for the AIDS Programme of Research in South Africa

CAPRISA was created in 2001 and formally established in 2002 under the NIH-funded Comprehensive International Program of Research on AIDS (CIPRA) by five partner institutions; University of KwaZulu-Natal, University of Cape Town, University of Western Cape, National Institute for Communicable Diseases, and Columbia University in New York. CAPRISA is a designated UNAIDS Collaborating Centre for HIV Prevention Research. The main goal of CAPRISA is to undertake globally relevant and locally responsive research that contributes to understanding HIV pathogenesis, prevention and epidemiology as well as the links between tuberculosis and AIDS care.