About Us

Falx Research is the culmination of years of experience in academic research project design and management, data analytics, and teaching.

Our Story

Knowledge Belongs to All of Us

~ Juan Klopper

Juan has authored a textbook on statistics and is an experienced data scientist and machine learning expert. 

For his work in the development of educational resources Juan was  recognised by the Open Education Consortiumas Educator of the Year in 2014.  

He has three successful courses on the world’s leading Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) platform, Coursera.  His course on Understanding Healthcare Statistics is ranked No.1 in its category on Class Central, the definitive repository on Open Courseware and has been ranked in the top 50 of all courses in the world for the last three years.  

In support of these three very successful examples, Juan has created four additional courses on the popular Udemy platform, training scientists and healthcare workers on a variety of statistical and mathematical software packages. In addition to this Juan has published more than 1,400 lectures on YouTube and most of his open-source code is available on the GitHub repository.

Juan has supported more than 50 masters and doctoral students in completing a variety of research projects and dissertations. 

Falx Research Solutions

At Falx Research we support everyone from individuals to companies and organisations seeking solutions through research.

Falx Research is a non-profit organisation empowering research.

Research Project Support

Falx Research helps scholars to:

  • develop research questions
  • secure ethics approval
  • create data capture tools
  • analyse data
  • create reports
  • generate funding
  • publish findings

    Corporate Social Investment

    Falx Research offers CSI opportunities for corporates with moral obligation to help researchers with:

    • training
    • mentorship
    • research funding
    • infrastructure support

    Visionary Research

    Falx Research is a platform for individuals, companies and organisations seeking solutions through research in order to:

    • create a network that connects scholars and professionals to business
    • explore the frontiers of innovation, in industries that matter
    • create a healthier, cleaner, and more sustainable world
    • collect appropriate data
    • develop and manage custom research projects

    Research Project

    Below are a list of research projects we’ve supervised

    • Predicting upper gastrointestinal rebleeding
    • The outcome of appendicitis in HIV and non HIV patients
    • The Modified Alvarado Score in acute appendicitis
    • Comorbid disease in acute care surgery
    • The technical experience of women trainees in general surgery
    • HIV in trauma
    • The impact of diabetes mellitus in acute care surgery
    • Pyogenic liver abscesses in a tertiary setting
    • The outcome of acute appendicitis in an acute care surgery setting
    • Surgical resources in South Africa
    • The use of an enduring in endoscopy
    • The outcome of patients managed by percutaneous cholecystectomy
    • The use of the tromboelastogram in trauma
    • Core needle biopsy and the outcome of suspected liver lesions
    • The outcome of emergency laparotomies in trauma
    • Audit of the final examination in General Surgery of the Colleges of Medicine of South Africa
    • Comparing endorectal surgery in an academic and a private unit
    • An analysis of breast milk mucins in HIV
    • Findings at intraoperarive cholangiography and its effect on outcome
    • The outcome of damage control laparotomies in an academic unit
    • The outcome of cases of necrotising fasciitis
    • Life expectancy after lower limb amputation
    • Gastric mucins in HIV
    • The outcome of surgical intervention for gastroesophageal disease in childhood
    • Trainee workloads in general surgery
    • Dysglycemia in a defined religious population
    • Short-term outcome of lower limb amputations
    • The use of opioids in postoperative care
    •  Postoperative complications in acute care surgery
    • Breast clinic referrals in an academic community hospital
    • Outcomes of hernia surgery in an acute care surgery settings
    • Colorectal cancer survival in Cape Town
    • Outcome of acute care surgery in the elderly population
    • The outcome of Delorme procedure in an academic setting
    • An audit of femoral artery injuries in a trauma unit
    • The outcome of emergency oncological surgery
    • The management and outcome of minor burns
    • Perceptions and experiences of female general surgeons in training
    • The findings and outcome of second look laparotomies in acute care surgery
    • Salivary mucins in HIV
    • Morbidity and mortality in acute care surgery
    • Audit of the examination in Orthopaedic Surgery of the Colleges of Medicine of South Africa
    • The outcome of gunshot wounds to the abdomen in an academic trauma unit
    • The management and outcome of lobular carcinoma in situ
    • The outcome of upper gastrointestinal bleeding in an academic centre
    • The outcome of renal transplants in the Western Cape
    • Disease distribution patterns of peripheral vascular disease in the Western Cape
    • The effectiveness of arthroscopic knee surgery training simulation
    • Accuracy of the clinical evaluation of knee
    • Verification of a squat and smile scoring system in knee pathology
    • A knee osteoarthritis outcome score short form development
    • Verifying shoulder score tests in the local setting
    • The outcome of craniocervical junction fusion
    • A comparison of abscesses and tuberculosis of the spine
    • Validation of a video-assisted knee score