The Journal is a free-access, multidisciplinary publication of the Indian Academy of Neurosciences that aims to cover new advances in Neurosciences.It provides a platform for papers that range from computational and experimental work in the neurosciences to those that fit the interface between experiments and clinic.The Journal accepts research papers as research articles, brief communications, reviews, commentaries, book reviews, molecular images, student's perspectives on published reports in the form of journal clubs and people and views.It also includes editorials on Policy which may include intellectual property.
There is an exciting opportunity to change the landscape of clinical trials and new interventions. Research can now be tailored to the needs of the public through the use of public led online trials (PLOTs) and participatory research interventions in the form of user driven healthcare. We explore some of the advantages and pitfalls of collaborative participant centered research. Collaboration is made possible through online communication, social media, and the desire of researchers, the public and clinicians to work collaboratively for the common good.
“Good Laboratory Practices (GLP)” enshrined under the OECD guidelines provide an excellent framework in raising the bar in research productivity in our country. Ironically, none of the publicaly funded labs in the country have adopted these norms for basic research investigations.
If these norms are adopted it may result in enhancing the quality standards, increase credibility, efficiency and transparency of research and diagnostic facilities. This is the first time that the Neuroscience Research Lab at PGI Chandigarh was awarded National Award by Quality Council of India for implementing quality principles voluntarily...