Microresearch: borrowing from the microfinance experience

King, Danny
August 2008
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;8/26/2008, Vol. 179 Issue 5, p399
Academic Journal
The author reflects on microresearch. Applying microfinance principles, a microresearch model offers grants of around $3,000 to those who have no access to research funding opportunities. Hindrances, such as insufficient research knowledge and capacity to do research, could be dealt by offering online access to clinical research education opportunities. To guarantee a high rate of success in research, prominent researchers could volunteer to provide assistance to a microresearch group.


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