OSSI is at the forefront of supporting clinical research in bariatric and metabolic surgery within the Indian medical landscape and around the globe. OSSI plays a pivotal role in advancing this specialized field by facilitating research collaborations and knowledge dissemination.
OSSI provides a platform for surgeons, researchers, and healthcare professionals to come together through clinical research, multicentric studies and Registry data publications. Such support encourages the exchange of insights, fostering innovation in bariatric and metabolic surgery. Furthermore, OSSI also promotes developing consensus statements, clinical pathways, and standards. OSSI's commitment to clinical research ultimately helps improve patient care, fosters medical innovation, and contributes to the better understanding and management of obesity and metabolic conditions in India. OSSI actively advocates for research funding at both institutional and technical levels, ensuring that financial resources are allocated to vital clinical investigations.
OSSI at present is funding three multicentric studies:
The Research plan document should contain information in the following format and should be uploaded at the end of the application.
A concise overview of the proposed research.
A section that covers the problem's context, its significance, previous studies, and any preliminary work by the investigator
A succinct statement outlining the research question or premise.
Section describing data collection, analysis methods, and the research model. Specify the number of patients, experiments, or observations for hypothesis testing with power analysis.
Complete the budget worksheet in the application form, with a maximum grant request of ₹ 5 Lakhs. The final allotted grant will be at the discretion of the OSSI executive committee. Upon allocation of funds, initial 50% funds will be transferred after full IRB approval. Include a milestone description for the allocation of remaining funds.
List scientific references if relevant.
Required for human studies, and animal care committee approval for animal research. Approval in principle is acceptable at the application stage, with documented IRB approval needed before funding.
Provide a list of equipment, facilities, personnel, and services involved in the project. Include funding sources for all investigators. Include letters of cooperation if applicable. Describe animal care facilities when used.
Discuss short-term (1-2 year) and long-term (5 year) career development plans in bariatric research, including continuation funding for this line of investigation.
Submit a Curriculum Vitae for the Principal Investigator, Co-PI, and other co-investigators (if available) in one document. Upload the CV at the end of the application.
Indirect Costs Policy: OSSI research grant funds are for seed money only; no indirect costs are allowed. Distinguish between direct and indirect costs, with direct costs covering project-specific expenses and indirect costs representing institutional overhead charges.
Submission Method: Grants should be submitted via online. You'll receive confirmation of receipt within 24-48 hours; if not, contact OSSI for verification.
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