Policy for Requests to Support Research Initiatives
The Society is allowed to endorse a particular request for letter of support to accompany research project applications in the following situations:
- Infrastructure funding that establishes conduits (e.g. networks, research centers) through which all PIDS members with expertise in that field have an opportunity for participation or access to the resulting data.
- Public health (e.g. vaccine) funding that advances specific goals of the Society as set forth by Council (and for which a sitting PIDS Committee can provide “democratic” input on the appropriateness of PIDS letters of support).
- Governmental, non-profit, or international collaborative efforts focusing on research efforts that fulfill goals of the society (Example: WHO, UNICEF initiatives on vaccine advocacy).