Proforma for Writing a Research Proposal

  • Proposal Synopsis:
    • Title of the study
    • Principal Investigator
    • Co-investigator
    • Type (randomized, prospective, retrospective etc.)
    • Single Center/ Multi-centric
    • Starting Date
    • Proposed Duration
    • Ethics Committee approval
    • Funding Required / Not required
  • Detailed Proposal:
    • Abstract
    • Background of the Research Question
    • Hypothesis or Rationale behind Study
    • Study Design
    • Detailed Methodology which must include following:
      • Inclusion and exclusion Criteria
      • Consent forms and process
      • Ethics committee approval
      • Data handling and Statistical Analysis
      • Outcome variables
      • Study duration
      • Proposed time schedule and milestones
      • End Points
      • Any risks involved with the study (describe expected frequency, degree of severity, potential reversibility and precautions taken to minimize the risk)
    • Relevance and Scientific importance
    • Similar published research – self/others
  • Funding:
    • Total budget of the study.
    • Total funding being applied for with complete break up.
    • Details of existing infrastructure and equipment required in the study.
    • Is this application currently or in the past submitted elsewhere – if yes, to which organizations and by what date is a decision expected.
  • Personal details:
    • Principal Investigator –
      • Name
      • Present position and title
      • Educational Qualifications
      • Past Publications (Spine Peer reviewed only)
      • Past Grants
    • Co-Investigator 1, 2, 3….
      • Name
      • Present position and title
      • Educational Qualifications
      • Past Publications (Spine Peer reviewed only)
      • Past Grants
  • ANY UNDERTAKING ( if required by ASSI)