IISCIM Meditation Research Collaborations can be extremely rewarding, and are one way to make a lot of progress towards a research agenda in a relatively short time. There are many opportunities to work with IISCIM and there are a number of advantages. Collaboration can be done at various levels depending on your requirements.

IISCIM Meditation Research Collaboration Project - Protocols and Logistics:

1. Submission of Research Proposal
2. Review and Approval of the proposal
3. Letter from your Department about collaboration project
4. Responsibility distribution among IISCIM and your department
5. Estimation of Fund Requirements for the projects
6. Design of Experiments and Preparation of final research process
7. Mutual Agreement (MOU)
8. Recruitments of Experimental Participants (Meditation Volunteers) Depending on Nature of the Study
9. Consent of the Participants
10. Payment to the participants
11. Creating Different Groups based on Gender, Age and Social Backgrounds. Control Groups, Experimental Group, Placebo Group etc.
12. Defining Types of Measurements to be conducted
13. Defining Statistical Considerations: How the results will be measured and statistically analysed.
14. Defining Safety Monitoring Plan
15. Defining Exclusion / Inclusion and withdraw criteria
16. Measurement of the main parameters for different groups before meditation practices
17. Providing Training to the Participants (Meditation Group and the Control Group)
18. Providing Meditation Kits to the Participants - Participants received audio recordings containing 45-minute guided meditation that they are instructed to practice daily at home.
19. Normally, meditations are done over a period of 8 weeks, as 3 sessions in a week with 60 min for each session in the presence of experienced meditation trainers. The control group do not do any meditation training in this period.
20. After the completion of meditations for 8 weeks, descriptive statistical indicators such as mean and standard deviation and inferential statistical indicators like the independent t-test are used in order to compare variables in various independent groups and to compare each group before, during, and after the test. Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) is used with repeated observations.
21. Publishing the research work in appropriate high impact factor journals

These are general procedure. However, depending on your specific project requirements we can discuss and adjust it to proceed further.
If you have any more questions, plaese send us an email at: admin@iiscim.org .
We will be glad to clarify the details.