Coalition for Operational Research on NTDs (COR-NTD)

A fundamental goal of these grants is to improve communication and collaboration within the NTD community by creating a coalition through which all of the members of the NTD community can play a role in defining key research needs and priorities. The Coalition for Operational Research on NTDs (COR-NTD) will thereby play an important catalytic role in improving the effectiveness and impact of NTD programs by creating new synergies within the operational research arena for NTDs and, importantly, aligning the research with the program needs.

The COR-NTD meets formally each year surrounding the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene conference, with participation from researchers, the World Health Organization, country program managers, implementers, and donors. Working Groups comprised of NTD experts from a wide range of backgrounds are now being created to focus discussions on key themes, providing important guidance on the NTD research agenda.

The agenda for COR-NTD 2015 is available here: http://www.ntdsupport.org/resources/agenda-cor-ntd-2015

Please visit the Bulletin Board to start discussions on research topics or critical programmatic challenges being faced and the Operational Research Inventory to explore - and submit your own - studies to address those challenges.