Registrar Research
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​​​​​RIDS  |  Registrar Research Support Office

Courses and​ workshops ​​​

Consultations and customised information sessions

The RRSO offers a consultation service and takes requests for information sessions or lectures as part of the MMed academic programme within individual departments or divisions.

  • Overview of the MMed research journey at Stellenbosch University
  • Sources of research support at Stellenbosch University
  • Clinical research methods (quantitative and qualitative)
  • Protocol and manuscript writing

​For enquiries, contact Dr Emmanuel Obasa

1-hour Research Clinic Workshop (Tuesdays and Thursdays)

Plant an hour seed into your research and watch it blossom! ​For enquiries, contact Dr Emmanuel Obasa

​Registrar Research Webinar Series 

The Registrar Research Support Office offers a monthly evening webinar (Tuesdays, 19:00-20:00) on essential concepts in clinical research.

The HPCSA has approved these free webinars a​re eligible for CPD points.

Registrations open one month before each session. View the adverts below. 

For enquiries, contact Dr Emmanuel Obasa ​


Clinical Research Protocol Writing (CRPW) short course 

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TARGET AUDIENCE:  Registrars, medical officers and other novice researchers who are ready to begin or are in the process of drafting a quantitative or qualitative clinical research protocol. 

CONTENT:  The four-month blended short course, facilitated online, covers the basics of clinical research, and participants can choose to focus on quantitative or qualitative research methods. We also guide you on how to write a protocol. We will not cover laboratory research or systematic reviews. 

INPUT REQUIRED: Approximately 12-15 hours for online content, 5 x 1.5 hours for contact sessions, and extra time for protocol writing. 

CERTIFICATION & CPD: Certificates of competence and 33 CPD credits (30 general + 3 ethics) upon completion.  

COST: R500 for currently employed or registered Stellenbosch University staff and students, R5000 for external participants. Payment is due upon acceptance to the short course. 

APPLICATIONS: Applications for 2023 are now open. 

​ENQUIRIES: Ms Esther Rodrigues or Dr Tania Brodovcky  


Clinical Research Manuscript Writing Course  

This 6-week webinar series will equip clinical researchers with the knowledge and skills to write a publication-ready, quantitative research manuscript.

Target audience: MMed candidates and other novice clinical researchers at Stellenbosch University

Cost: Free for Stellenbosch University staff and students.

Applications: Closed and offerings in progress

ENQUIRIES: Dr Tania Brodovcky ​


Download a pdf copy here.

​Recordings from 2020 and 2021 courses and webinars

Recordings are available for the MMed Research Assignment Bootcamp 2020 and the Registrar Research Webinar Series 2021. This content is available for self-study and available only to staff and students registered at Stellenbosch University.

View a list of the recordings with access links here.


Research Capacity Development and Funding Opportunities Office (RCFO)

The RCFO offers several workshops, courses, and short information sessions to strengthen the skills of faculty staff, researchers, and postgraduate students in health sciences and clinical research. 

View and register for upcoming sessions here.

The Writing Lab

The Writing Lab offers one-to-one writing consultations and several writing skills workshops.  


FMHS Libraries 

The Medicine and Health Sciences Library offers a series of online webinars on various topics, including searching for literature and managing references. 

Find further information and register here

Postgraduate skills development offered by the SU Postgraduate Office 

The Postgraduate Skills Development Progr​amme, situated within the Postgraduate Office in the Division for Research Development, offers a range of workshops and other supports to help postgraduate students at Stellenbosch University (SU) hone their research and thesis writing skills – free of charge. 

View and register for upcoming sessions here.  ​​