EcoZD Research Units: Bridges & Barriers to  Integrative Research Approaches
<ul><li>Overview </li></ul><ul><li>key ideas </li></ul><ul><li>EcoHealth concept uptake review: assessment instrument & in...
<ul><li>Key Ideas </li></ul><ul><li>paradigm shifts & innovation </li></ul><ul><li>critical self-examination during scienc...
Eight (8) EcoZD Research Units Thailand & Viet Nam improving slaughter-house hygiene Chiang Mai University EcoHealth Resou...
1 Focus Group Discussion Guide accepted definition of ideal example of  visionary meaning actual example of  contextual me...
1 Focus Group Discussion Summary striking characteristic actively constructing transdisciplinary collaboration? equity  ad...
striking  characteristics 1 hierarchy inter-group communication style inter-group learning style inter-group information s...
constructing  transdisciplinary  collaboration? 2 strategies for: assessing degree & quality of collaboration neutralizing...
equity  addressed? 3 strategies for: equitable team decision-making power-sharing on team engaging field researchers & enu...
participatory  methods & issues  addressed? 4 strategies for: identifying information flow/hoarding for integrating resear...
EcoHealth theory-to-practice strategy? 5 strategies for: using mixed methods to cross discipline barriers  emulating ident...
Bridges & Barriers to EcoHealth & OneHealth Practice  (D. Grace 2010) <ul><li>1  -  new structures & mechanisms </li></ul>...
new structures  & mechanisms 1 structure determines function strong leadership & buy-in from senior staff building on past...
changes in  organisational  culture 2 strong cultures with visionary leaders co-operation and collegiality focus on outcom...
new incentives & accountabilities 3 performance measures that reflect goals of integrative research approach research proj...
<ul><li>Are these changes occurring in EcoZD research units for moving toward the following? </li></ul><ul><li>paradigm sh...
new structures  & mechanisms 4 Unit 1  expanding expert panel of advisors Unit 5 rotating team meeting chair Unit 6 bypass...
changes in  organisational  culture 5 Unit 2  opening intra-agency information flow  Unit 3 moving from resource-sharing t...
new incentives & accountabilities 6 Unit 5 collaboration with international partners & donors Unit 3 recognition by centra...
<ul><li>How can Research Units: </li></ul><ul><li>1 - new structures & mechanisms </li></ul><ul><li>mitigate hindering or ...
EcoZD Objective Increase the knowledge, skills and capacity of research and infectious disease control personnel in SEA to...
EcoZD Research Units: Bridges & Barriers to  Integrative Research Approaches for references contact  Rainer Ass é, PhD [em...
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Presented by Rainer Asse to the Progress Meeting on Ecosystem Approaches to the Better Management of Zoonotic Emerging Infectious Diseases in the South East Asian Region, Bangkok, 10-13 December 2011.

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EcoZD research units: Bridges and barriers to integrative research approaches

  1. 1. EcoZD Research Units: Bridges & Barriers to Integrative Research Approaches
  2. 2. <ul><li>Overview </li></ul><ul><li>key ideas </li></ul><ul><li>EcoHealth concept uptake review: assessment instrument & insights </li></ul><ul><li>bridges & barriers </li></ul><ul><li>discussion: onward toward outcomes </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Key Ideas </li></ul><ul><li>paradigm shifts & innovation </li></ul><ul><li>critical self-examination during science-making process </li></ul><ul><li>factors that hinder or facilitate </li></ul>
  4. 4. Eight (8) EcoZD Research Units Thailand & Viet Nam improving slaughter-house hygiene Chiang Mai University EcoHealth Resource Center China zoonotic diseases - agroecological & ethnic diversity factors Laos farmer practices, agroecology, zoonoses Indonesia - Bali community-based rabies prevention University of Gadjah Mada EcoHealth Resource Center Cambodia managing zoonotic causes of acute dysentery Viet Nam survey of ZEIDS in Viet Nam
  5. 5. 1 Focus Group Discussion Guide accepted definition of ideal example of visionary meaning actual example of contextual meaning   actual, potential strategy to measure   history of in agency new questions shaped by new practices, tools, methods, shaped by cost/benefit of doing or trade-offs resulting from doing future of in agency transdisci- plinary collaboration   1   2   3   4   5 6    7 8  9  equity   10 11    12 13  14  15    16 17    18 participation 19  20  21  22  23  24  25  26  27  integrative ecosystem approach EcoHealth 28  29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36
  6. 6. 1 Focus Group Discussion Summary striking characteristic actively constructing transdisciplinary collaboration? equity addressed? participatory methods & issues addressed? EcoHealth theory-to-practice strategy? Unit 1 Unit 2 Detail 3 Unit 3 Detail 1+ Unit 4 Detail 1 Unit 5 Detail 2+ Unit 6 Unit 7 Unit 8
  7. 7. striking characteristics 1 hierarchy inter-group communication style inter-group learning style inter-group information sharing adoption of concepts vs. terms
  8. 8. constructing transdisciplinary collaboration? 2 strategies for: assessing degree & quality of collaboration neutralizing hierarchical information flow & reporting assuring substantive collaboration at all research stages harnessing & building on past collaboration
  9. 9. equity addressed? 3 strategies for: equitable team decision-making power-sharing on team engaging field researchers & enumerators in instrument design explicit consideration of ethnic minority issues explicit integration of gender in PAR
  10. 10. participatory methods & issues addressed? 4 strategies for: identifying information flow/hoarding for integrating research assuring resources for PRA translation monitoring quality of stakeholder engagement explicit consideration of ethnic minority issues explicit integration of gender in PRA
  11. 11. EcoHealth theory-to-practice strategy? 5 strategies for: using mixed methods to cross discipline barriers emulating identified models defining structure & function of collaboration assuring research is centered on stakeholder
  12. 12. Bridges & Barriers to EcoHealth & OneHealth Practice (D. Grace 2010) <ul><li>1 - new structures & mechanisms </li></ul><ul><li>2 - changes in organisational culture </li></ul><ul><li>3 - new incentives & accountabilities </li></ul>
  13. 13. new structures & mechanisms 1 structure determines function strong leadership & buy-in from senior staff building on past successful models speeds processes need for sufficient human resources & sufficient budgeting
  14. 14. changes in organisational culture 2 strong cultures with visionary leaders co-operation and collegiality focus on outcomes not on outputs innovation and different perspectives welcomed
  15. 15. new incentives & accountabilities 3 performance measures that reflect goals of integrative research approach research projects accountable upwards and downwards focus on communication
  16. 16. <ul><li>Are these changes occurring in EcoZD research units for moving toward the following? </li></ul><ul><li>paradigm shift & innovation </li></ul><ul><li>critical self-examination during science-making process </li></ul><ul><li>organizational mechanisms to facilitate EcoHealth research </li></ul>
  17. 17. new structures & mechanisms 4 Unit 1 expanding expert panel of advisors Unit 5 rotating team meeting chair Unit 6 bypassing rigid & slow inter-agency reporting process Unit 2 institutionalizing non-hierarchical communication between junior & senior staff
  18. 18. changes in organisational culture 5 Unit 2 opening intra-agency information flow Unit 3 moving from resource-sharing to sharing ideas & research goals Unit 1 expanding community-based action-research & integration of local champions Unit 5 increasing confidence in exploring complex research questions
  19. 19. new incentives & accountabilities 6 Unit 5 collaboration with international partners & donors Unit 3 recognition by central government on cost-saving & development impacts of successful collaborative research Unit 4 trust-building with new partners & networking
  20. 20. <ul><li>How can Research Units: </li></ul><ul><li>1 - new structures & mechanisms </li></ul><ul><li>mitigate hindering or harness enabling structures in their agencies? </li></ul><ul><li>secure solid senior staff buy-in for long-term commitment? </li></ul><ul><li>model research on successful past experiences in collaborative work? </li></ul><ul><li>2 - changes in organisational culture </li></ul><ul><li>learn to integrate mixed research methods? </li></ul><ul><li>innovate for paradigmatic change in science-making? </li></ul><ul><li>institutionalize peer-learning and intra-team cross-disciplinary learning? </li></ul><ul><li>3 - new incentives & accountabilities </li></ul><ul><li>align their outcomes with EcoZD expected outputs? </li></ul><ul><li>Insure stakeholder ownership beyond EcoZD? </li></ul><ul><li>broaden communication strategies? </li></ul><ul><li>identify rewards that mitigate perceived high time & funding costs </li></ul><ul><li>of collaborative research? </li></ul>Implementing Lessons Learned & Onward to Outcomes
  21. 21. EcoZD Objective Increase the knowledge, skills and capacity of research and infectious disease control personnel in SEA to understand risks and impacts of Zoonotic Emerging Infectious Diseases (ZEIDs) and best options to be implemented and adapted.
  22. 22. EcoZD Research Units: Bridges & Barriers to Integrative Research Approaches for references contact Rainer Ass é, PhD [email_address] Universitas Gadjah Mada มหาวิทยาลัยเชียงใหม่

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