Research with a Purpose
The aim of this group is to bring together researchers, scientists, Academia, NGOs, UN agencies and civil society around common goals such as human health, well-being, and resilience.
This group is aimed at those who are interested in:
o Collaborating with others (e.g. researchers from different fields, NGOs, civil society, and various organizations) around common goals o Conducting research informed by NGOs, communities and other agencies on the ground o Involving students in relevant research, civil service, and service learning o Employing scientific expertise in areas such as human behavior, best practices, interventions, data collection, measurement, and evaluation in addressing real-world local and global issues o Conducting and supporting research that makes use of local knowledge and capacities, is sensitive to customs and cultures, includes and empowers communities and is leads to sustainable and positive change.
Also see related article at: http://www.idealist.org/if/idealist/en/Blog/Archive/0-selectMonth?blog-id=3&month=2007-8