Hi Mathias,

I would like to hear more about engaging stakeholders in mapping- we also cover this in Lesson 4, as a means for stakeholder identification. I also like your statement : Doing formative research is one way of recognizing stakeholders competency and integrating it with the trial.

I agree and I think engaging stakeholders in formative research can also help a research team determine their own strengths and weaknesses and reflect on the different skill sets they might need to conduct the research.

And as you can see with the Blueprint exercises, researchers can engage stakeholders to identify key questions, issues, precedents that may affect the trial or how it is perceived by the community– and of course, develop strategies for how to address these.