In association with REDe (Research Capacity Network) and working in partnership with the Zika research consortia (ZIKAction, ZIKAlliance and ZikaPlan), we launched an initiative targeting research groups in Brazil interested in co-organising with us a workshop focusing on core skills required to conduct health research.

The main goal is to contribute to research capacity building in Brazil by offering *free* training initiatives to healthcare workers and staff in research skills and methods, to be better equipped to respond to future outbreaks. In 2020, we welcomed workshop proposals focusing more broadly on strengthening core research skills, as well as those more directly related to arboviruses.

In reponse to this call, four teams have been selected and successfully awarded funding to design and deliver the following skill development opportunities:

Couldn't make it to the workshops? Visit the pages to learn by listening to the lectures and reading the resources: