Research WHO Collaborating Centre for Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion


Beginning with the first descriptive study on characteristics of brain injured persons admitted at NIMHANS due to RTIs, the CC has undertaken several research projects in the past 2 decades. The focus of research has been on epidemiology, road safety information systems, surveillance, socio-demographic correlates, vulnerable road users, behavioural risk factors (helmets, seat belts, drink driving, distracted driving, speeding, etc.,), injury mechanisms and patterns, socioeconomic impact, trauma care issues, disability assessment, rehabilitation needs and other areas.  Different research methods including quantitative and qualitative methods, descriptive and analytical studies, geospatial analysis, surveillance systems and trauma registries, stakeholder consultations, focus group discussions, in-depth interviews and policy reviews have been undertaken by the Centre. The findings of these research projects have resulted in changes in policies and programmes, interventions as well as ongoing surveillance.