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MSF Operational Research Day 2020

© Samuel Sieber

    Call for Abstracts

    The OR Day is an event dedicated to sharing the latest operational research findings and exploring strategies for evidence-based policy and practice change. Hosted by MSF’s operational research unit LuxOR, the South Africa Medical Unit SAMU, and the MSF Operational Centre OCB in Brussels every year in late spring, the OR Day brings together researchers, medical professionals, and field staff from MSF and partner organizations.

    The OR Day and OCB Gathering 2020 have been indefinitely postponed due to the COVID 19 pandemic. New dates will be published on this site as soon as possible.

    Selection criteria

    MSF OCB is looking for operationally relevant research and latest evidence with uptake strategies or strong potential for improving programmes, influencing relevant policy, or advocating for change with partners and external stakeholders. Submitted abstracts will be evaluated against the selection criteria of:

    • Operational relevance. Operational research is designed in line with current the objectives of MSF OCB or intersectional medical, operational and advocacy strategies and corresponding to populations’ needs.
    • Scientific rigor. Study design and implementation must be scientifically valid, clear, and reproducible, meeting high methodological and analytical standards.
    • Potential for policy & practice: Operational research delivering evidence for tangible change at policy and practice level, and research projects including dedicated uptake strategies. 
    • Innovative interventions. Research describing and assessing novel models of care, programmes, or service delivery.