The Collaboration for Research Excellence in Africa
CORE Africa
"Strengthening Research Capacity in Africa"

'Strengthening Researchapacitypy in Africa'


Research Skill Development

Our skill development programs are designed to provide up-to-date research knowledge, training and support required to conduct high quality scientific, medical and health research. We run three types of skill development programs:

  • -Research mentoring
  • -Research Internships
  • -Research training courses & useful resources


Research Mentoring

Our mentorship scheme provides an opportunity for prospective and current researchers to have access to an experienced, friendly and supportive research mentor. Through this program, mentees are able to benefit from real-life research experiences, guidance and advise from skilled researchers and other research professionals.  It also provides a platform where experienced researchers and professionals can put their skills to good use.

To find out more about the CORE Africa mentorship scheme, click here


Research Internships

Research Assistant

Now closed

Systematic Reviewer Assistant

Now closed

Junior Medical Writer

Now closed


Research Training Courses 

Advanced literature searching for health research

Course Overview: This course provides knowledge on the fundamental components of advanced literature searching in the health sciences. It aims to help improve the quality and reporting of literature searches for projects that rely on past research. After completing the course, you will better understand the importance of literature searching in health research, how to search effectively, and best practices to sufficiently report the search process. 

Target audience: All researchers who use past research findings in their  work, regardless of experience  competence, will benefit from this course. 

To find out more, click here

Plagiarism in Scientific Research - Understanding plagiarism,
its implications and
how to avoid it


Scientific Writing: Common mistakes and how to avoid them

Scientific writing is hard work. You’re required to present your ideas in a clear, easy-to-read and understandable format. But it's not always as easy as it sounds. This article shares some of the common mistakes made when writing scientific research papers, and how to avoid them


Communication in Scientific Research

Communication is part of a researcher's everyday life. Researchers have to write papers, give talks, communicate with a variety of audiences, and educate others. Researchers must therefore learn how to communicate effectively. But what is effective communication? 

Click here to read our article on effective communication