International Survey

As part of the FIC international community, during our networking meeting in Bethesda, Maryland, U.S.A. in 2012 we discussed a matter of critical importance to our international community. We discussed the condition that most of us face when we try to initiate independent research in our own communities. Often, not always, it is a condition of minimal support, lack of understanding of research, and sometimes hostility toward the idea. From our work with FIC we receive education and training in how to conduct research, but often it is difficult to translate this valuable knowledge into action in our communities. There is a need to receive education and training in how to create independent, sustainable research programs.

As a first step to address this need, we developed a survey of questions about your community, and the resources, attitudes, and possibilities related to research that you may or may not have. Our intention is to take the results of this survey and work with FIC and NIH to develop programs that will provide to the international communities the needed knowledge and skills to develop independent and sustainable research programs.

The findings will provide the basis for the beginning of a program of education and training in community leadership.

We know that many of you have been successful in establishing yourselves as researchers in your communities. We hope to get your partnership in developing a program in which you can share your expertise with others.

To complete the survey, please click on the following link:


Survey results