CRU Publications

Key Publications

Bates I, Boyd A, Smith H, Cole DC (2014) A practical and systematic approach to organisational capacity strengthening in the health sector in Africa, Health Research Policy and Systems.

Bates I, Cole D, Boyd A, Aslanyan G (2013) Frameworks for evaluating health research capacity strengthening: a qualitative study, Health Research Policy and Systems.

Publications by year

Wallis S, Bates I (2017) Qualitative study to develop processes and tools for the assessment and tracking of African institutions capacity for operational health research, BMJ Open.

Gregorius S, Dean L, Cole D, Bates I (2017) The peer review process for awarding funds to international science research consortia: a qualitative developmental evaluation, F1000 Research.

Bates I (2016) Building Strong Research Ecosytems – generating evidence about what works for institutions in Africa, Science Policy Africa.

Dunn A, Bates I (2016) Drop by drop: improving African blood services, Africa Health.

Cole DC, Nyirenda LJ, Fazal N, Bates I (2016) Implementing a national health research for development platform in a low-income country - a review of Malawi's Health Research Capacity Strengthening Initiative, BioMed Central.

Mapako T, Mafirakureva N, Mutenherwa N, Bvuma G, Mvere DA,  Marowa LM, Emmanuel JC, Bates I (2016) A systematic approach for reviewing research capacity within Zimbabwe’s national blood service, ISBT Science Series.

Dean L, Njelesani J, Smith H, Bates I (2015) Promoting sustainable research partnerships: a mixed-method evaluation of a UK-Africa capacity strengthening award scheme, Health Research Policy and Systems.

Dunn A, Ansong D, Mvere D, Ansah J, Owusu-Ofori S, Gomo E, Bates I (2015) T-REC: Strengthening capacity for blood transfusion research in Ghana and Zimbabwe, Africa Sanguine.

Bates I (2015) Designing and measuring the progress and impact of health research capacity strengthening initiatives  , BMC Proceedings 2015, 9(Suppl 10):S9, biomedcentral.

Cole DC, Nyirenda LJ, Fazal N, Bates I (2015) Implementing a national health research for development platform in a low income country - a review of Malawi's Health Research Capacity Strengthening Initiative, Health Research Policy and Systems.

Dean L, Njelesani J, Smith H, Bates I (2015) Promoting sustainable research partnerships: a mixed-method evaluation of a United Kingdom-Africa capacity strengthening award scheme, Health Research Policy and Systems.

Njelesani J, Dacombe R, Palmer T, Smith H, Koudou B, Bockarie M, Bates I (2014) A systematic approach to capacity strengthening of laboratory systems for control of neglected tropical diseases in Ghana, Kenya, Malawi and Sri Lanka, PLoS Neglected Tropical Medicine.

Cole D, Aslanyan G, Dunn A, Boyd A, Bates I (2014) Dilemmas of Evaluation: Heath Research Capacity Initiatives, WHO Bulletin.

Bates I, Cole D, Boyd A, Aslanyan G (2014) Tackling the tensions in evaluating capacity strengthening for health research in low- and middle-income countries, Health Policy and Planning.

Bates I, Cole D, Boyd A, Aslanyan G (2014) Indicators for tracking programmes to strengthen health research capacity in lower- and middle-income countries: a qualitative synthesis, Health Research Policy and Systems.

Cole D, Kakuma R, Fonn S,  Izugbara C, Thorogood M, Bates I (2012) Evaluations of Health Research Capacity Development: A review of the evidence (page 242), American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygeine.

Ansong D, Purnell S, Bedu-Addo G, Osei-Akoto AY, Karikari P, Agbenyega T, Bates I (2012) Strengthening Research Capacity within a Ghanaian Teaching Hospital: A ten year prospective study (page 242), American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygeine.

Bates I, Phillips R, Martin-Peprah R, Kibiki G, Gaye O, Phiri K, Tagbor H, Purnell S (2011) Assessing and strengthening African universities' capacity for doctoral programmes, PLoS Medicine.

Bates I, Taegtmeyer M, Squire SB, Ansong D, Nhlema-Simwaka B, Baba A, Theobald S (2011) Indicators of sustainable capacity building for health research: analysis of four African case studies, Health Research Policy and Systems.

Bates I, Osei Akoto AY, Ansong D, KariKari P, Bedu-Addo G, Critchley J, Agbenyega T, Nsiah-Asare A (2006) Evaluating Health Research Capacity Building: An evidence based tool, PLoS Medicine.