After merging, sorting and cleaning of the MSM survey dataset, an initial descriptive and exploratory data analysis will be undertaken to verify data consistency and to identify differences and similarities between countries and language groupings.
The full data analysis plan will be accompanied by an initial schedule and proposals for thematic priority areas for the survey report structure and a variable manual. The analysis and definition for priority areas will take into account the MSM review findings of the current situation with regard to MSM including exposure to HIV prevention interventions.
An expert workshop to present and discuss initial analysis of the MSM survey findings and problems encountered and seeking the input of the experts into the analysis plan will be organised in April 2018 in Berlin.
The consortium partner responsible for the survey report is Sigma Research at the London School for Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. The expert workshop in Berlin will be jointly prepared and organised by Sigma Research, CEEISCAT and the Robert Koch Institute.