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About Us

QMed Knowledge Foundation: A Unique Change Making NGO in India

Health professionals want to find out the evidence of what works best, and offer patients treatment based on such evidence. They wish to stay updated with the latest research findings. How do they do this?

In India training to find updates and evidence is not part of the health sciences curriculum. As a result health science students and professionals waste hours searching for literature and evidence. Time that could be better spent in actual research, learning and practice!

QMed Knowledge Foundation is making a change. Since 2008, QMed has shared its skills in literature searching and referencing, conducting hundreds of workshops and lectures all over India.

The most common feedback was - “This should be a part of the curriculum; all of us need to learn this”. And in 2018, we launched our first ELearning module. More modules will follow soon.

We believe in engaging with our target audience to take things ahead, so that the Indian population has access to evidence based healthcare. Together let us build a generation that engages in providing this access.

What we do

The art of medical literature searching….simplified…

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Timeline / Achievements

Workshop in an ICMR institute – July 2019

In July we were invited to conduct a special two day workshop at the ICMR RMRC, Bhubaneswar. We had twenty five participants – a mix of Students of a Masters Degree in Public Health, PhD scholars, medical doctors and other research personnel.  
At the end some senior scientists declared that this workshop should be conducted in all the ICMR centres

Badges from GlobalGiving – May 2019
Global Giving Badges

In 2017, QMed was awarded three badges from GlobalGiving. This year – we got a fourth badge – for Effectiveness.

QMed does its first two workshops in AIIMS Bhubaneswar – April 2019

AIIMS Bhubaneswar is the second AIIMS to have our workshops; the first being AIIMS Jodhpur. We have done workshops at the RP Centre for Ophthalmic Sciences and Institute Rotary Cancer Hospita, AIIMS Delhi; a few years ago

We have also delivered lectures at AIIMS Raipur, Delhi and Bhubaneswar.

Vasumathi Sriganesh mentors around 25 participants of MECOR January 2019.

MECOR is an annual event conducted by a section of the American Thoracic Society, to strengthen research skills in India. Vasumathi Sriganesh has participated in this for years. This year, participants were made to view her recorded lectures before the event, and then work on search strategies for their topics and get mentored to improve them. The experiment was pretty successful!

Our E-Learning venture is gaining ground! – October, 2018

We now have over 30 individuals enrolled, and importantly the Association of Minimal Access Surgeons (AMASI) has also come on board! They have taken access for their 10000 plus members.

Vasumathi Sriganesh invited to be a member of GlobalGiving’s India Leadership Council. – May 16, 2018

Vasumathi Sriganesh has been invited by GlobalGiving to be a member of their India Leadership Council. She will be assisting, when required any NGO from India, currently listed with GlobalGiving and soon, she will also help new NGOs that require help to get onto GlobalGiving. We are honoured that she has been featured in GlobalGiving’s Indiapage

GlobalGiving chooses QMed for a mentoring program to increase its Social Impact – May 15, 2018

We are now part of a selective cohort participating in their Social Impact Academy, which focuses on teaching us how to plan and measure the long term impact of what we do. We have embarked on a major self-learning activity through this forum, and wish to work on the Social Impact of QMed with full gusto. Our standing in GlobalGiving has also improved by leaps and bounds. Our project rank has shot up (currently 315/4424) where earlier we were in a 1000+ ranking We have taken part in a campaign that taught us new ways to approach people for funding.

Our First E-Learning Module is Live! – May 13, 2018

We are happy to announce that our long cherished dream of having an E-learning venture is now a reality. The first of our E-learning courses on Mastering PubMed is now up and running. You will have access to 11 lectures elaborating using PubMed as efficiently as you can. We’ve also provided quizzes and a final assessment to test your understanding. In addition, we provide you with mentoring support for a year! To know more about this, visit www.qmed.ngo/elearning-reg

Launch of a payment solutions platform for Fundraising on our website

We incorporated a payment solutions platform for Fundraising on our website on December 26, 2017. For Indian donors, the process of giving a donation is now really simple. One can donate using a debit or credit card, do a bank transfer or even have a cheque picked up – just by filling in details on the Danamojo platform. The debit and credit card options will work for International donors too, but we recommend that these donors use the GlobalGiving option. Do go to our updated Donation Page to see both options. For those in India, do try the Danamojo option. You will make a fresh start in helping medical students and researchers learn about searching for evidence, for 2018

The 22nd Cochrane Colloquium in Hyderabad, India raises funds for QMed!

View our stall presentation!

Vasumathi Sriganesh receives the International Clinical Librarian Conference – Evidence to Practice Award – May 2013.

Read our blog post for more information.

Vasumathi Sriganesh’s name is included in the Maharashtra University of Health Sciences’ list of approved faculty for conducting Research Methodology Workshops

Sep 2009

Our CEO -Vasumathi Sriganesh is the only librarian from India to receive Bursary for the ICML – Brisbane, Australia- Sep 2009

How can you help

Choose Danamojo if:

You reside in India / your donation is eligible for tax exemption in India

Choose GlobalGiving if:

If you reside outside India

You reside in the US / UK and are eligible for tax exemption

Alerts / Notifications


What’s the latest in QMed?

May 2019

We welcome three new Trustees to QMed – Ms Anujaa Navaratnaa and Ms Usha Sunil – both librarians who have worked in the health sector in addition to other sectors, and Dr Sandeep Bavdekar, a Pediatrician and former editor of two journals. We look forward to strengthening QMed with the additional strength of these Trustees.
We did one workshop this month at the Breach Candy Hospital in Mumbai

March 2019

We recorded two more ELearning courses this month – “Mastering PubMed: Advanced” and “Reference Management with Mendeley”. We hope to add these to the ELearning site very soon!
Vasumathi delivered three lectures and conducted two workshops this month. Our honorary team member Ms Parvati Iyer retired at the end of March 2019. We wish her the very best

Latest Blog Posts

  • NRSICON 2019- National conference on Systematic Review -A tool for Evidence based Practice- November 28- 30, 2019
  • MGM New Bombay College of Nursing have organized the 23rd Annual Conference – Nursing Research Society of India at MGM Institute of Health Sciences, Navi Mumbai.The objective of the workshop is to learn basics of evidence health care, describes stages of systematic review, formulate research review questions, conduct relevant literature search, assess the quality of […]

  • JURN: A search tool for open access content
  • JURN is a free online search engine for finding and downloading of free full-text scholarly works. It is powered by a Google Custom Search Engine (CSE) and is run without any advertisements. It has an effective way to find open access content from a variety of sources. It is a hand-crafted and curated index. Coverage: […]

  • Medical colleges & research outputs – need for escalation!
  • Medical Research in Medical College in India: Current Scenario and Ways to Improve it Ghosh K, Ghosh K. J Assoc Physicians India. 2019 Apr;67(4):71-73. PMID: 31299844. The authors actually drop a bombshell when they say that they reviewed and discovered that 60% of research papers in indexed journals are published by just 6 – 10 […]


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People Behind QMed

Vasumathi Sriganesh Photo

Ms Vasumathi Sriganesh

Ms Anujaa Navaratnaa Photo

Ms Anujaa Navaratnaa

Dr. Bhavin Jankharia, MD, DMRD Photo

Dr. Bhavin Jankharia

Dr. Bhavin Jankharia, MD, DMRD Photo

Dr. Sandeep Bavdekar

P. Sriganesh, BSc, FCA, FCS Photo

Mr P. Sriganesh

Ms. Usha Sunil Photo

Ms. Usha Sunil