Objectives

Objectives: The Association is a non-for-profit organisation dedicated to promoting high-quality evidence-based research of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) through developing, disseminating and implementing good practice. The objectives for which the Association is established are:

  • Maintain the interactive network established by the FP7 GP-TCM consortium;
  • Promote discussion, dissemination and implementation of good practice in TCM research and development;
  • Promote high-quality evidence based research and development on TCM as well as on its integration with Western medicine;
  • Organise and co-organise scientific meetings;
  • Promote TCM research training at different levels in an interdisciplinary approach, including BSc, MSc and PhD programmes;
  • Promote collaborations and sharing of resources, expertise and good practice among members;
  • Promote collaborations with existing relevant societies, consortia and organisations;
  • Promote interdisciplinary, interregional, and intersectoral collaborations in TCM research and development;
  • Promote good practice in publishing TCM research outcomes;
  • Promote dissemination of scientific research outcomes and latest developments in regulatory sciences to stakeholders, industry, professional groups and the public.