Training input in Uganda was delivered at the start of the project, and two further workshops spaced roughly 6 months apart. The UPMA were keen to undertake a piece of research on the project to establish its value. Before we left Uganda on this first visit, we attended a meeting with the Ugandan and UK project coordinators to consider the options for undertaking research on the project, the capacity to do so, the skills and knowledge inherent in the team for doing so, and research focus. We had understood that despite substantial monitoring and evaluation forms, limited input of these had been completed. On this basis coupled with our observations thus far, we recommended that a focus on a specific outcome such as self-efficacy of the mentors and students might be more manageable. Through discussion, it was clear that our next best offer would be to support the up-skilling of research skills. On our return to Uganda, 6 months later, we delivered research skills workshops including conducting literature searches and focus groups and understanding the role of self-efficacy in behaviour. We continue to have input to the project and will support the research activity of the UPMA from afar.