Pitchai Balakumar
Department of Pharmacology, Institute of Pharmacy, Rajendra Institute of Technology and Sciences (RITS), Sirsa-125055, Haryana, India

Research is an intellectual process taken to become a scientist, to discover, interpret, and revise the current knowledge of the different facets of the profession. Postgraduate (PG) education and pre-/postdoctoral experience are essential steps to becoming a scientist. Most PG and doctoral students are not sufficiently trained in the fundamental process of study design and research protocol writing; the very first steps in scientific research. Moreover, they are inadequately trained in writing a research paper in an appropriate manner on the basis of their research findings. Broad-based information in the scientific methods of research and communication are necessary before an individual can pursue a distinct scientific career. The research should open a vista for success, advance the current knowledge and strengthen career prospects. This book accomplishes these criteria with a clear and lucid exposition of the indispensable principles of “BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH-from ideation to publication”, which includes well-defined relevant topics that primarily illustrate “how to understand basic research concepts”, “how to initiate and develop a research proposal and protocol with diverse steps”, “how to communicate research findings”, “how to seek research grants”, and the “importance of bench and publication ethics.” The book has key contributions from 47 experts affiliated to academia, industries, and regulatory agencies, from around the globe including the USA, Canada, the United Kingdom, New Zealand, Ireland, France, and India. The Editors are: (1) Dr. G. Jagadeesh, currently serving as a Senior Expert Pharmacologist, Division of Cardiovascular and Renal Products, Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, US Food and Drug Administration, USA; (2). Dr. Sreekant Murthy, serving as a Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Vice Provost for Research Compliance, Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, USA; (3). Dr. Y.K. Gupta, serving as a Professor and Head, Department of Pharmacology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India, and (4). Dr. Amitabh Prakash, serving as an Editor, Clinical Pharmacokinetics, and the American Journal of Cardiovascular Drugs, Wolters Kluwer, Auckland, New Zealand. The book is divided into 10 main sections (Section A to J) with 36 chapters in total. Each chapter begins with a well-defined introduction and precise objectives for the better understanding of its contents. Importantly, the “key points” are summarized skillfully in a box format at the end of each chapter, leading to a reader-friendly book. Read more…

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