Stellenbosch UniversityStellenbosch University, Stellenbosch, South Africa
Stellenbosch University (SU) is recognised as one of the top research universities in South Africa with a long history of pure and applied research across a large range of disciplines through partnering with industry and government; locally and internationally.
Stellenbosch University is listed on three reputable international ranking lists (QS World University Ranking, Times Higher Education World University Ranking and the Leiden Ranking), has the highest number of total outputs (publications and postgraduate students) per academic staff member of all South African universities; has 38 Research Chairs and seven national Centres of Excellence supported by the South African Department of Science and Technology. Researchers at SU are involved in more than 80 European Union programme projects, 60 international bilateral projects with researchers in many different countries in Europe, Scandinavia, North and South America, Africa, Asia and Australasia, and more than 2500 active research contracts.
Role in AIMS-2-TRIALS
PProf Hein Odendaal will oversee the South Africa Safe Passage Study (PASS), which investigates the influence of our early environment on development. He will be involved in the development of the final protocol, obtaining ethics approval, managing appointments of personnel, coordinating assessments of participants, managing the budget, and ensure that adequate facilities for the research are provided. He will work in close collaboration with Dr Springer regarding the different assessments for screening and deep phenotyping. Dr Springer will participate in developing the final protocol, develop and translate questionnaires, assist with the appointment of personnel, and do quality control of the assessments and data collection. Lucy Brink will manage the SAS database of entered and derived variables for all participants. She will extract relevant data for preliminary statistical analysis, prepare databases and excel spreadsheets for collaborators, provide information and basic statistics for future follow up-studies as well as participate in the writing of publications and preparation of illustrations.
Carlie Du Plessis