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Year : 2012  |  Volume : 16  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 154  

Training of teachers in biomedical research: A need of the hour


President, Indian Society of Periodontology, Department of Periodontology, M. R. Ambedkar Dental College and Hospital, Bangalore, Karnataka, India

Date of Web Publication1-Aug-2012

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Mohamed Faizuddin
President, Indian Society of Periodontology, Department of Periodontology, M. R. Ambedkar Dental College and Hospital, Bangalore, Karnataka
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0972-124X.99253

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Dear friends,

One of the objectives of MDS curriculum is to train the post graduate student to be a biomedical researcher. To achieve this objective, the Dental Council of India has made dissertation an integral part of MDS training program and as a partial fulfillment of requirement for the award of degree of Masters of Dental Surgery. A look at the list of MDS dissertations in the field of Periodontics submitted to the various universities in the country shows that majority of the dissertations are clinical trials involving drugs, devices, and biologics.

Research involving human subjects is a very responsible scientific activity with an ethical dimension. Probably no other form of scientific activity is so strictly codified and monitored as clinical research. Government and research institutions formulate guidelines for the smooth and ethical conduct of clinical research and keep updating them from time to time to meet the new challenges.

In recent years, India has emerged as a sought after destination for clinical research. Clinical research has become a multi-million dollar industry. Of late, there are few reports of rogue research from different parts of the country. To curtail such research activities and to uphold the right and interest of the citizens, Ministry of Health, Government of India, is implementing Central Drug Standard Control Organization (CDSCO) guidelines for biomedical research in the country from the 15 th of September 2012. In view of these developments, it has become necessary to update the knowledge of post graduate teachers in the field of biomedical research and familiarize them with the new guidelines. For this purpose, head office of ISP is contemplating to conduct workshops in biomedical research for post graduate teachers in Periodontics in different parts of the country, on lines with the recently conducted TOT program, after getting approval from the executive committee. Let us join hands, learn together, and work together for the promotion of research, progress of our profession, and betterment and well-being of the patient. I hope that you are all with me in this endeavor.

 
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