Introduction to the HRP Statistics Portal - Research in human reproduction, WHO

31 October, 2023

Hello HIFA colleagues,

Please find information below about the WHO HRP Statistics Portal, which is inviting interested users to join and learn more about the available topics.

What is HRP?

HRP is the main instrument within the United Nations system for research in human reproduction and is based at the WHO headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. It supports and coordinates research on a global scale, synthesizes research through systematic reviews of literature, builds research capacity in low- and lower-middle-income countries, and develops dissemination tools to make efficient use of ever-increasing research information.

What is the HRP Statistics Portal?

The HRP Statistics Portal is an online platform for accessing technical material and information regarding data management and statistical consideration topics, in addition to international standard guidelines for ethics, conducting, monitoring, and reporting of research. It was designed to assist junior researchers, project managers, research collaborators, and professional staff, particularly those directly involved in planning, conducting and overseeing research studies, to refresh their basic statistical and data management skills.

How do I access the HRP Statistics Portal?

The Portal is available at the link below:

To request access, kindly send an e-mail to:

There are plans to make the Portal publicly available in future.

Other ways to get involved

Watch this introductory video to the HRP Statistics Portal and feel free to share it with others who might benefit from the content:

We would be glad to receive your feedback regarding the topics available on the Portal. Let us know what you would like to see added, or what concepts you feel require further elaboration.



Bancy Ngatia, on behalf of the HRP Statistics Portal Working Group

HIFA profile: Bancy Ngatia is a Research Assistant at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Her professional interests include quantitative and qualitative data analysis, data quality, increasing research impact, communication of research, implementation science, maternal and child health, mental health, scientific writing and publishing. Her current research is aimed at developing standardised guidance and tools for evaluating child growth, particularly for preterm and term infants. A biostatistician by training, she has worked with both observational and clinical trial data sets and collaborated with researchers in multiple projects and countries. She also possesses both project management and stakeholder engagement experience. bngatia.aku AT