Resources

Safe Surgery South Africa Research Offering

Download the full offering using the following link: SSSA research offering

SSSA offers the following research service:

Research Electronic Data Capture (REDCap) web application:

  • Access to the SASA membership database for research surveys.
  • Development of data collection tools in REDCap. For a survey tool example, click here
  • Investigator- and user support on the REDCap system.
  • Secure data management and hosting of data on secure ANSA REDCap server.
  • Exporting of de-identified research data to Excel, SPSS, SAS, R, Stata, and CDISC ODM formats subject to ethics- and regulatory approval.
  • Administration of the research project, e.g. investigator communication, web-site development and maintenance.

Perioperative Shared Health Record (PSHR) web-based platform:

  • Customizing of the patient-centric PSHR dataset to allow data collection for specific research objectives
  • Investigator- and user support when using the PSHR as data collection tool
  • Secure data management and data hosting
  • Exporting of de-identified data in Excel format subject to ethics- and regulatory approval.
  • Administration of the research project, e.g. investigator communication, web-site development and maintenance.

SASOS de-identified database

Please cite the main SASOS paper in any publication arising from the use of these data (Biccard BM, Madiba TE and the SASOS Investigators. The South African Surgical Outcomes Study: A 7-day prospective observational cohort study. South African Medical Journal 2015;105(6):465-75).


NHRD

Link to the NHRD site

The National Health Research Database (NHRD) serves as a repository of health-related research which has been and is currently being conducted in South Africa.

As such, it is a useful tool for monitoring and managing health research for both the National Health Research Committee, and the 9 Provincial Health Research Committees (PHRCs).

The database provides researchers and research committees with a snapshot of current and past research priorities. This information is valuable to policy makers, donors and research institutions as it facilitates equitable and relevant allocation of resources for research priorities.

As a tool the NHRD:

  • Facilitates the best use of limited research resources
  • Assists researchers to collaborate through sharing of research information
  • Reduces duplication in research efforts
  • Assists the Health Research Committees in setting health research priorities, for the Research Committees and the country
  • Provides a checklist of criteria that must be fulfilled in order to conduct research in public sector health facilities
  • Increases transparency regarding ethical considerations in health research.