The LASER PULSE (Long-term Assistance and SErvices for Research (LASER) Partners for University-Led Solutions Engine (PULSE)) mission is to support the discovery and uptake of university-sourced, evidence-based solutions to development challenges through a network of almost 2,000 researchers and practitioners and the issuance of awards for applied development research. This is a 5-year, $70 million cooperative agreement with USAID led by Purdue University with partners University of Notre Dame, Makerere University, Catholic Relief Services and Indiana University. In cooperation with the Office for International Development, the IU Center for Global Health plays a key role in the consortium’s global research translation and communications objectives.
Through the Center for Global Health, Indiana University continues to provide support in research translation capacity strengthening. IU has developed 13 training resources to support the LASER PULSE Network and LASER PULSE project awardees. Available resources include support templates on implementing research translation projects, developing communications strategies, and developing briefing documents. Available online trainings include topics on community engagement, research translation and using accessible language.
Contact: Christopher Rice