HRB Support Team Members:
Front Row (Left to Right): Dr. Sajin Rajbhandari, Dr. Banita Gurung, Dr. Murari Man Shrestha, Dr. Navin Bajracharya & Dr. Amit Shrestha
Back Row (Left to Right) : Mr. Puskar Kunwar, Ms. Regina Kattel, Dr. Prafulla Shakya, Dr. Sushmita Sharma & Dr. Mahesh Pathak
Research and Development (R&D)
Research on cancer in low and middle income countries is limited. We rely mostly on information and research findings from other countries to decide an intervention. It is high time for all of us to think and start doing what we can do to benefit cancer patients and families. We need to prioritize biomedical research and studies which are feasible and doable in our context. With the aim to promote research and studies, a platform as “Hospital Research Board (HRB)” and HRB-support team has been formed at Nepal Cancer Hospital and Research Center (NCHRC), where national and international scholars, researchers can apply for conducting sound research projects on cancer and related fields.
The category of Researchers: Category A: Nepalese, Category B: Non-resident Nepalese (NRN), Category C: Citizens from South Asia Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) Nations, (Bhutan, Bangladesh, India, Sri Lanka, Maldives, Nepal and Pakistan), Category D: Foreign Nationals other than category A, B and C.
Types of research/study
- Observational (case studies/case series studies, Prevalence/cross-sectional, retrospective/case-control, longitudinal/prospective) studies which can be descriptive and or analytic,
- Experimental studies and clinical trials.
Researchers may want to do the followings:
- Single hospital/health institution based research projects: Carry out the research project at one health care facility and end the project at the same health care facility,
- Multi-center collaborative research: Research projects (national and international) to be carried out in two or more health care centers/institutions.
NCHRC as a Platform for Researchers
Health professionals from clinical, diagnostic, public health, nursing and other health care providers are encouraged to apply for a scientific research benefit cancer patients and people in need. For it a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) and/or Research Collaborative Agreement (RCA), as applicable are mutually agreed and signed by the investigator/research institution and HRB-NCHRC. However, the RCAs are signed on case-to-case basis of research projects with clear terms of reference (TORs) for parties involved. It is encouraged that researchers engage with NCHRC HRB from the very beginning of planning process so that the research works are smooth and timely. An ethical clearance from researcher’s own institution, IRC-NCHRC is mandatory for the official purposes.
How to Apply
Researchers should download the Application Form and submit (hard copy) to HRB-NCHRC with soft copy of the proposal along with all the relevant documents. An IRC or IRB clearance from the PI’s institution should be attached (where applicable) with the application form. The proposal needs ethical clearance from IRC-NCHRC and or NHRC for further processing.