Global Research Staff Training

Global Research Staff Training

J-PAL’s Global Research Staff Training is a one-week training designed for research staff who work on randomized evaluations. 

Large staff photo in front of palm trees
Staff training in India in 2017

The course is taught by J-PAL and Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) senior research staff with guest lectures by J-PAL-affiliated faculty. It covers research implementation topics such as ethics, human subjects, and institutional review; questionnaire design, data collection, data management, data security, data analysis, data visualization, and communication best practices; and project, stakeholder, and financial management. The structure includes lectures, software labs, self-paced exercises, and group work.

The course is open to employees of J-PAL, IPA, and Evidence for Policy Design (EPoD), or anyone working on randomized evaluations led by J-PAL’s affiliated researchers. We also welcome any full-time staff from our network of partner research organisations (CEGA, CEPR, CERP, E2E, EPIC, Evidence Action, IFMR LEAD, LEO, Urban Labs, etc). Please contact us at if you are interested in learning more.

Global Staff Training is offered at least three times per year: once in Kenya, once in India, and once in the United States.