Oxford-India Health Research Network (OIHRN)
The Oxford-India Health Research Network (OIHRN) is an informal network comprising established and emerging researchers and students at the University of Oxford, engaged in or aiming to establish collaborations with health researchers and health research organisations in India. The Network was established in early 2012 and is supported by The George Institute for Global Health, the INDOX Cancer Research Network, the Nuffield Department of Population Health and the Institute of Biomedical Engineering.
The OIHRN works in support of the University’s broader commitment to building relationships between the University of Oxford and partners in India and seeks to improve the quality and increase the number of research collaborations involving researchers at the University of Oxford and partners in India. It provides a voluntary and informal platform for researchers and students from different disciplines and levels, with an interest in undertaking research activities with India, in any health related area.
The OIHRN hosts regular meetings to provide networking opportunities for researchers to meet and learn about planned and ongoing research activities. It's also an opportunity for researchers to learn about potential funding opportunities to support Oxford-India research collaborations. The Network has established a database of potential funders, alerts members to funding opportunities and recently hosted its annual symposium for 2015 at Somerville College, Oxford, along with the Oxford India Centre for Sustainable Development.
The Oxford-India Student Health Research Alliance (OISHRA), a similar platform for students, was formally inaugurated in April, 2013. This student arm of the Network aims to provide opportunities specifically for students who are interested in undertaking collaborative research, including internships.