Priority Areas for Research in Homeopathy

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Priority Areas for Research in Homeopathy Document V 1.4

The Priority Areas for Research in Homeopathy document has been developed under Initiative to Promote Research in Homeopathy 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 homeopathic research is gaining momentum, paving path to a new era, where the responsibility lies in undertaking quality research. There is small but robust research portfolio for homeopathy ranging from basic science to clinical research and applied sciences, and it continues to grow today around the world. A research question is generated out of choice, interest, observation and uncertainty and there are many areas in homeopathy where we should venture on the priority basis, in order to attain quality documentation of reliable evidence. Priority areas also serve as a guide for researchers and funding agencies. The aim of prioritization is to promote innovative proposals to stimulate increased quality, visibility or availability of research at a national, regional or international level.

The “priority” depends upon many factors which may range from available resources, the applicability of research, health care needs, expertise, etc.

The PARH Document

PARH doesn’t aim to replace existing documents/material on priority areas developed by researchers and health care systems, but rather it is aimed to aid them with a common consensus. This document may be used to:

  • Create awareness amongst homeopathic fraternity regarding research areas which are of vital importance considering present status of homeopathy, resources and expertise.
  • Ease out identification of areas of one’s own interest and thus provoke thinking process regarding “where to start working”.
  • Suggest an exhaustive list of priority areas which are important to venture into, and thus innovative proposals may be developed on these lines.

Executive Summary and Previous Versions

  • 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”.
  • In November 2014 the second version (1.2) was published considering the reviews received for version 1.1.
  • The version (1.3) preserved the original frameworks (1.1 and 1.2) with minor updates, as deemed necessary and was updated in November 2016.

Comments Invited for

V 1.4

Who can submit comments

All registered homeopathic professionals, teachers, scientists, researchers and interns are eligible to provide their valuable comments.

Process

  • Download the DRAFT PARH Document V 1.4 here.
  • Provide your suggestions, inputs, comments in the PRESCRIBED FORMAT via email at info@researchinhomeopathy.org.
  • Please mention your name, affiliation and highest qualification in homeopathy.
  • Last date for submission: 30 June 2018
  • Upon acceptance Version 1.4 shall be published online.

Please circulate this information amongst your peers and let the Priority Areas for Research in Homeopathy Document V 1.4 be shaped to success.