As part of the Skills for Excellence In Science Series (SEXISS), The Global Health and Infectious Disease Research Group at the Kumasi Centre for Collaborative Research in Tropical Medicine (KCCR), Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) in
collaboration with the School of Public Health of the University of Minnesota, USA, is offering a Continuous Professional
Development (CPD)-eligible workshop: Research Methods In four Days (REMIND 2019). This workshop is an intensive, full-time (8:30am to 4:30pm, Monday-Thursday) workshop in quantitative research methods for medical, bio-medical and advanced nursing
practitioners, graduate students and early-mid career scientists.

The REMIND workshop will cover the basic concepts of quantitative Research Methods with special emphasis on Study Design and Data Acquisition. It is designed to equip participants with the skills to improve their ability to elucidate viable research questions and design
studies appropriately to answer them, taking into consideration time and resource constraints. Via lectures and practical sessions delivered by faculty from Ghana and the USA, the workshop will introduce participants to the relevance of sample size and appropriate sampling approaches, primary and secondary data collection, as well as the basics of data management (entry and cleaning). The workshop outline is as follows:

Note the following information on the REMIND workshop:

  • Dates for REMIND workshop: Monday-Thursday, April 15-18, 2019
  • Times: 8:30am – 4:30pm each day
  • Venue: IDL Conference Center, near KNUST poolside
  • Number of participants: 70 (to allow for optimum hands-on experience and supervision during practical sessions)
  • Registration opens: Monday, February 18, 2019
  • Registration closes: Sunday, March 24, 2019, 20:00 GMT
  • Offer of admission: First-come first-served basis. Final notice of admission on Friday, March 29, 2019
  • Acceptance: within 3 days following offer
  • Registration fees: GHS 500 (Payable upon admission. Payment instructions will be provided and receipt issued)

The following are the eligibility criteria for applying to participate in the REMIND workshop:

  • Be available to participate in the workshop in its entirety. Partial participation will not be permitted
  • Be in possession of a laptop for use in class
  • Demonstrate that the skills learned will need to be applied immediately or in the very near future as part of work/education.

Meals will be provided, and participants will receive a certificate of completion only after having attended at least 90% of the sessions and completing 100% of the assignments. To register, click or copy this link:

For further enquiries or information, you may contact any of the SEXISS workshop coordinators at the KCCR Global Health and Infectious Diseases Research group via email: or