Social Science Baha

Biomedical and Health Experimentation in South Asia

Collaborating partners: Centre for South Asian Studies at the University of Edinburgh; Department of Anthropology, University of Durham; Feinstein International Centre, Tufts University; Anusadhan Trust in India; and the Human Genetics Unit (HGU) at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo
Project duration: 1 September 2010 to 31 August 2012

Biomedical and Health Experimentation in South Asia: Critical perspectives on collaboration, governance and competition was a collaborative research looking at the relationships between experimental scientific enquiries in medicine and public health, the pharmaceutical industry, and developmental programmes, and their impact in South Asia. The research analysed experimental projects in India, Nepal, and Sri Lanka and connected international researchers with local institutions, personnel and populations.