Research and Ethical Compliance
Acquiring National Commission for Science Technology and Innovation (NACOSTI) research permits.
Assisting with Institutional Review Boards protocols, requirements and timetables.
Applying and collecting IRB certifications on behalf of researchers.
Acquiring provincial and county administration approvals.
Site scoping for research
We advise and find suitable sites for research in the areas of agriculture, health, commerce, natural resources, security, land, education, gender, culture, entrepreneurship, environment and key population groups (LGBT / youth / vulnerable groups). We have a database of grassroots information about each of the 47 counties of Kenya and many districts in Uganda cataloging the ideal areas to work in.
Community Entry, Mobilization and Buy-in
We help individuals and organizations gain acceptance even in the most conservative of communities. We have in place, a very elaborate community entry and buy-in strategy that has seen us help several very highly sensitive projects get accepted in communities across East Africa.
Recruitment and Hiring of Enumerators
We have a database of highly qualified and widely experienced data collectors that we can staff on very short notice. If additional enumerators are needed, we have experience vetting, hiring and on-boarding enumerators across East Africa.
Training of Enumerators
We train research teams on qualitative and quantitative data collection methods. We have extensive experience conducting training on best practices in IDI’s, stakeholder interviews, focus groups, quantitative surveys, survey experiments, and quantitative data collection for Randomized Controlled Trials.