Protocol development is an essential first step in turning your research question into a study. This Protocol Development Toolkit has been developed to support researchers in this process, to provide the tools and guidance to produce a high-quality health research Protocol.

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Protocol Development Steps

The Protocol Development Steps provide guidance on all elements of Protocol development in addition to practical advice on how to navigate regulations and guidelines...

Concept Protocol Crowd Review

Use the Concept Protocol Crowd Review Tool to invite feedback and advice on your concept protocol from the EDCTP Knowledge Hub and The Global Health Network community.

SEPTRE Electronic Protocol Tool

SEPTRE (SPIRIT Electronic Protocol Tool & Resource) is an innovative, web-based software solution that makes it easier to create, manage, and register high-quality...

Study Walk-through Toolkit

The 'Study Walk-through' is a method to help translate your protocol into an accurate and successful study. This toolkit describes the study walkthrough approach, why it might...


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