The European Commission is an increasingly important source of funding for international research projects and is due to announce its Framework 5 program early in 1999.
The Outcomes of Depression International Network (ODIN), funded from the current EC Biomed 2 program, is a case study in European academic co-operation.
Its organization has three key elements.
First, engaging the principal investigators : this has involved identifying potential partners, ensuring reciprocity of interests effective co-ordination, dividing the spoils'in advance, and setting up good personal and electronic communication systems.
Second, an esprit de corps has been created amongst the researchers, maintaining contact and consistency, and promoting higher degrees.
Third, ongoing problems including difficulties in negotiations with the EC, divergence of detailed study methods, and isolation and demoralization amongst researchers, have been addressed.
ODIN may provide a useful model for researchers wishing to set up international collaborative groups.
Mots-clés Pascal : Etat dépressif, Organisation santé, Europe, Politique sanitaire, Santé mentale, Coopération internationale, Recherche appliquée, Economie santé, Homme, Trouble humeur
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Depression, Public health organization, Europe, Health policy, Mental health, International cooperation, Applied research, Health economy, Human, Mood disorder
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 99-0359092
Code Inist : 002B18H05B. Création : 14/12/1999.