areas of Research collaboration (aRc) are networks of like minded individuals who are willing and able to develop research in areas of particuar interest in paediatric ophthalmology, strabismus and visual sciences.
Initially funding may not be available but if a study develops appropriately funding may be sought. aRc’s work with a coordinating center linked to and reciprocally dependent on multiple global centres, creating a perpetual research motion.
The coordinating centre is responsible for setting up the initial research protocol and gaining local IRB. This protocol can be shared with all centres involved; each centre must gain local IRB approval or equivalent. Each centre must have a lead investigator and a contact person (separate from the lead investigator and a non- physician).
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