Development of research proposal on communicable diseases : report of an informal consultation, Kolkata, India, 23-24 December 2010
AbstractAn Informal Consultation for Development of Research Proposal on Communicable Diseases was held in Kolkata, organized by World Health organization, SEARO, New Delhi in Kolkata, at National Institute of Cholera and Enteric Diseases, India, on 23 - 24 December 2010. The meeting was attended by 10 participants from different SEAR countries like Bangladesh (2), Bhutan (2), Maldives (2), Indonesia (2) and observers (2) from India. Participants from DPR Korea and Timor-Liste could not attend. The main theme of the consultation was how to develop valid and robust project proposals to address the key health related problems in this part of the world and obtain competitive funding from external agencies. Detailed discussions were made about how to develop a good research proposal and the elements (e.g. title, name of investigators, affiliations, and research priorities, introduction of research methodology, epidemiological and statistical concepts, administrative issues, ethical issues and dissemination of research findings) that should form the general format of the proposal. Statistical concepts encompassing data management and analytical approaches were discussed at length. The sessions were highly interactive. Ethical issues involving human subjects were discussed at length. Informed consent and Ethical review are the two pillars of safety to the participants.
World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia. (2012). Development of research proposal on communicable diseases : report of an informal consultation, Kolkata, India, 23-24 December 2010. WHO Regional Office for South-East Asia. http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/204976