Rationale: The rapidly evolving field of digital health has great potential to enhance biomedical research, education and clinical care. Development in this new space is largely being driven by the tech sector, where projects may lack proper clinical focus or scientific rigor and generally do not include health outcome measures to assess effectiveness or impact.
An Open Proposal Opportunity
Proposals on Career Development
Rationale: Enrolling subjects for longitudinal research studies, ensuring their compliance and retaining them over a period of time pose a significant challenge to researchers. As an example, we had 62% and 30% retention at years 1 and 3 in a recently concluded study on knee osteoarthritis.
Less than 8% of orthopaedic research originates in low and middle income countries (LMICs), despite the fact that 95% of deaths from road traffic accidents occur in these countries. Global partners of the Institute for Global Orthopaedics and Traumatology (IGOT) have asked for assistance in building the capacity to perform clinical research. This is important because: