Request for Expressions of Interest (REOI) in the Establishment of Additional Health and Demographic Surveillance Nodes in the South African Population Research Infrastructure Network (SAPRIN)

Request for Expressions of Interest Issue date: Submission date:
in the Establishment of Additional Health and Demographic Surveillance Nodes in the South African Population Research Infrastructure Network (SAPRIN) 27 May 2019 30 June 2019 - 18:00

The South African Population Research Infrastructure Network (SAPRIN) is issuing this Request for Expression of Interest to gauge the interest of stakeholders in the expansion of its current network of three health and demographic surveillance system (HDSS) nodes, with urban nodes in Gauteng province, Cape Town and eThekwini metropolitan areas, and a rural node in the Eastern Cape.

SAPRIN is funded by the Department of Science and Technology (DST) as part of the South African Research Infrastructure Road Map (SARIR) and hosted by the South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC) and has recently secured the next phase of funding until 2022.

HDSS nodes implement a standard protocol for the prospective and longitudinal collection of population, health and socio-economic data in geographically-defined sections of impoverished and developmentally-constrained communities, both rural and urban. Since its inception in 2016, SAPRIN has integrated the three existing HDSS nodes in South Africa.

SAPRIN is issuing this Request for Expressions of Interest (REOI) to gauge interest in and readiness of South African research organisations to establish and operate HDSS nodes consistent with the SAPRIN research protocol. Eligible research organisations or consortia must be associated with a South African university or national research council, have experience in population-based research and established links to the community where the node is to be located.

The deadline for submissions is 30 June 2019. All submissions must be electronic and emailed to Nosicelo MchizaNosicelo.Mchiza@mrc.ac.za

An information webinar for interested parties was held on 11 June 2019.  (Request for Expression of Interest Presentation available with Questions and Answers)

For further information please contact the SAPRIN Director, Kobus Herbst, at Kobus.herbst@mrc.ac.za.

View or download the complete Request for Expressions (REOI) document.

 

Expiration: 
Sunday, June 30, 2019 - 18:00