We have learned during this course the importance of having stakeholders involved in the trial from the start up to the end. When we started with the clinical trial at our Research Centre, we weren’t aware of the importance of stakeholders during the recruitment stage and only involved community stakeholders later during the trial. In the future we’ll engage with stakeholders from the beginning! Stakeholder engagement is a continuous process and approaches should be applicable for the different groups.
The GPP course was very relevant for us as it showed us that we’re already doing many things, without even being aware of GPP and we’ve extended our knowledge on stakeholder engagement. Most of the modules showed examples of prevention studies, which was very relevant for our research site.