The AMRIT project has a number of related aims, these are to:
– Produce extensive, quality research output (evidence-base) focused upon Ayurvedic use in the UK (including a focus upon efficacy, effectiveness, safety and affordability)
– Establish a sustainable, national research resource (national database) for Ayurveda in the UK
– Ensure a closer relationship between research output and the needs of Ayurveda professionals and patients
– Develop extensive partnerships and collaborations across the Ayurvedic research and practice community and beyond
– Develop national research capacity in Ayurveda
One of the key strengths of the AMRIT project is its inclusive and accommodating design. At the heart of the AMRIT project is an ability to facilitate many collaborations between and across researchers and practitioners as well as the employment of a wide range of research approaches and methods to answer a diverse range of related yet distinct research questions including:
– How cost-efficient is Ayurveda? How much do patients spend on their Ayurvedic treatment (alongside other care)? And to what extent is affordability a factor in patient decision-making regarding Ayurveda?
– How effective is Ayurveda and what range of benefits do patients gain from their Ayurveda care?
– What is the safety and risk of Ayurvedic care? What influences patient decision-making regarding Ayurvedic consultations and follow-up care?