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In May 2014, IPRH published the first version (1.1) of Priority Areas for Research in Homeopathy (PARH) whose development was guided by common questions people usually ask, “where and what to start researching in homeopathy”. This document received many comments and criticism, and the same have been considered for version 1.2. Few changes have been made along with updates. However, the basic framework of PARH V 1.1 is kept intact.
Objectives: The PARH has been developed to:-
Identify homeopathic research priorities considering experiences and critical gaps that can be adapted by clinicians, academicians, researchers/research institutions, local health authorities and funding agencies.
The document may be downloaded here.
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A research sensitization workshop was organized by Baroda Homoeopathic Medical College, Gujarat, India with Dr. Saurav Arora for creating awareness amongst participants, on 26th December 2014 at SSG Medical Hall, Vadodara, Gujarat, India.
The workshop received a positive response from fraternity and was attended by more than 900 participants, including interns, MD students, clinicians, academicians and policy makers. The workshop was inaugurated by the Sh. Manibhai A. Shah, a fatherly figure who is one the founder members of first Homoeopathic Medical College (Gujarat Homoeopathic Medical College, Savli) in the state of Gujarat. Other dignitaries on the dias were Dr. (Smt.) Jyotiben Pandya, Ex-Mayor, Vadodara, President, Mahila Morcho; BJP, Gujarat; Dr. Bhaskar Mehta, I/C, Principal, Baroda Homoeopathic Medical College; Trustees and Principals of various homeopathic medical college of Gujarat.
The e-souvenir of the workshop is available online at http://audesapere.in/esouvenir/
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The next issue of JCSH will feature Clinical Roundup on Evidence Based Clinical Cases in Dermatology.
Now you may contribute to “Evidence Based Clinical Cases on Role of Homeopathy in Dermatology” for the next issue of Journal of Case Studies in Homeopathy (JCSH; ISSN 2321-6255), which is the first homeopathic open access journal for publishing single case and case series published under Initiative to Promote Research in Homeopathy. JCSH also offers an online repository of thesis & dissertations and publishes them from time to time.
You may submit evidence based cases/case series on role of homeopathy in dermatology in a 300-word submission including a clinical message for readers, supported with a maximum of 04 pictures/scanned reports in a Word file. Please mention your full name, academic qualification (BHMS, MD, etc.), position/title, affiliation, full address, telephone and email address to editor
So what are you waiting for! Just share you practical experience and knowledge of treating a skin disorder using homeopathy, and let readers get benefitted.
The deadline for submissions is June 30th 2014.
I look forward in advance to your contribution.
Dr. Saurav Arora
Editor-in-Chief: Journal of Case Studies in Homeopathy
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Time and again we come across difficulties in conducting/undertaking homeopathic research, due to reasons like insufficient funds/grants, scarce resources, limited exposure, inadequate manpower, lack of expertise, or just lack of time.
What is PHORECISS*
To promote interdisciplinary and community supported homeopathic research, Initiative to Promote Research in Homeopathy (IPRH) – www.audesapere.in presents you a unique, intuitive, not-for-profit, voluntary initiative called PHORECISS which is Promotion of Homeopathic Research by Community# Initiated and Supported Studies. PHORECISS is introduced on the philosophy that we as physician and researchers have the capabilities to contribute to homeopathic research, and PHORECISS abridges this gap between “desire of research” and “undertaking research” by community motivation and support.
For any research to be viable we need few basics like:
- Research question
- Literature review
- Suitable design
- Data collection
- Data processing
- Analysis and Evaluation
- Publication support
- Funds/Grants Etc.
And this is also true that every individual has his/her own insights, experiences, USPs and expertise. All these qualities may be worth of sharing to significantly strengthen the impact, and improving standards of homeopathic research. PHORECISS recognizes how homeopathic clinicians, researchers and organizations are connected and have the capabilities to contribute for the promotion of research in homeopathy. At PHORECISS a “contributor” shares his/her USPs and expertise for the homeopathy.
WHAT PHORECISS AIMS at
- Providing research sensitization and orientation training to strengthen members within organizational and community settings.
- Motivating organizations and homeopathic communities to design and undertake quality homeopathic research.
- Research evaluation of studies undertaken under PHORECISS and other studies also.
- Formulation of Working Groups.
- Promotion of Delphi processes to make PHORECISS transparent and practical.
THE MODUS OPERANDI
- Collaboration with individual clinicians, researchers/scientists, homeopathic organizations/associations.
- Identification of core areas for undertaking research in homeopathy by discussions, exchange of ideas.
- Identifying research questions and generation of hypothesis.
- Formulations of proposals and protocols.
- Obtaining approval of protocols as per standards of research.
- Data collection at single or multiple sites using approved protocols.
- Evaluation and analysis of results.
- Publication of results.
To function better PHORECISS believes in formulating Working Groups of physicians, researchers, organizations and homeopathic communities and request them to give their inputs/data from time to time. Working groups are formed according to expertise and area of interest. PHORECISS aims to work closely with working group member, self-help groups, to build the capacity of individuals, so that key areas of homeopathic research can be addressed at local, regional, and state-wide level. See also Working Group Enrolment Form.
WHAT I CAN CONTRIBUTE
PHORECISS runs on support, and each one of us can contribute our expertise, cases, data, laboratory support, etc. To contribute please leave your details via Working Group Enrolment Form.
WHAT BENEFIT I WILL GET OUT OF PHORECISS
PHORECISS believes in supporting homeopathy. As a contributor, your name will be acknowledged in project you will be associated with. And above all, let Homeopathy be benefited at the end.
The biggest honorarium is the benefit of science itself. PHORECISS is a community supported voluntary, not-for-profit, initiative, and therefore, doesn’t pay to contributors. After all it should be our passion to support homeopathy unconditionally.
Contributors at PHORECISS have the option to contribute data and not grants as such. For example, if a clinical trial involves certain investigations, a contributing physician may get them done on their own. Such endeavours are highly appreciated. However, in situations where such things are not feasible, PHORECISS will use the grants received from individuals/charitable societies to support homeopathic research projects. The grants received under PHORECISS are project based and subjected to local audits and utilization proofs. To make a donation please visit the Support IPRH section here. New projects under PHORECISS will be notified on the website from time to time.
BE A PART OF PHORECISS
To be a part of PHORECISS you don’t need any membership, but yes you must fill the Working Group Enrolment Form so that you may be contacted for your services and expertise. You may also consider making Donations to IPRH.
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