The OGIRC research program is based on a multi-disciplinary and collaborative research model involving constant interaction between researchers and the various players such as health care providers, regulators, industry leaders, growers, marketers, importers, exporters, and consumers throughout the process. This model promotes synergy between knowledge arising from the scientific community and knowledge gathered in the field.
In order to evaluate strategies aimed at enhancing the quality, safety and efficacy of Ontario ginseng products, three stages are planned:
The evaluation and consolidation will involve translating and disseminating research findings for target groups in terms of outreach, education, policy and practice. Ongoing qualitative and quantitative research will monitor changes and the emergence of new issues throughout the project. The consolidation will also include forging national and international linkages through sponsoring key networking meetings between researchers, practitioners, industry, policy and consumer sectors to invite discussion about the research findings and recommendations for action.
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Dr. Ana Ning - King's University College, Dept. Sociology
Dr. Edmund Lui - UWO, Dept. Physiology and Pharmacology
Dr. David Sharp - UWO, Ivey School of Business
Paul Saunders - Ontario College of Naturopathic Medicine
Mary Wu - Toronto School of Traditional Chinese Medicine
Ling Ting - WORLDiscoveries Industry Liason