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Though support for humanitarian research is growing in the sector, conducting research in humanitarian settings is still far from easy with researchers facing barriers from insecurity and inability to access affected people, to staffing and communication issues.

Drawing from our portfolio of research studies this report looks at the range of challenges research teams have faced and what solutions they adopted, providing practical guidance and suggestions for anyone planning research in emergency settings.


Briefing Sheets

Briefing Note Evidence Review

Ethical Challenges briefing sheet

Briefing Note Evidence Review

Partnership Coordination Challenges briefing sheet

Briefing Note Evidence Review

Staffing Challenges briefing sheet

Briefing Note Evidence Review

Study Component Challenges briefing sheet

Briefing Note Evidence Review

Study Population Challenges briefing sheet

Briefing Note Evidence Review

Study Setting Challenges briefing sheet

Related Resources

Report Partnerships

Partnerships Review: Research for Health in Humanitarian Crises

Report Evidence Review

Research Methodologies in Humanitarian Crises Review

Report Disease (Communicable & Non-communicable), Ebola, Ethics Related, Gender-based Violence, Health Systems & Services, Injury & Rehabilitation, Maternal and Child Health, Mental Health and Psychosocial Support, Nutrition, Sexual and Reproductive Health, Water, sanitation & hygiene

R2HC Research Portfolio

Report Evidence Review

R2HC Operational Challenges Report: Summary

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