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Research & Development

IQM Consulting initiates research and development in Transfusion Medicine related Health Sciences. The focus is on post-academic applied research and peer reviewed publications, and guidance of PhD projects

Scientific research and PhD projects

Scientific research and PhD projects focus on Transfusion Medicine related Health Sciences – e.g.:

  • Modelling of blood supply and clinical use systems
  • Regulatory frameworks, governance, stewardship and leadership
  • Estimating national needs for blood; developing models
  • Cost calculation models in Transfusion Medicine; developing models
  • Key elements of infrastructure to allow safe and sustainable blood supply systems
  • Logistics of demand and supply in Transfusion Medicine (cold chain); regular and special conditions (contingency planning; humanitarian, nature, pandemics)
  • Key elements of infrastructure to allow safe and sustainable hospital transfusion practices (patient blood management, eliminating avoidable harm)
  • Epidemiology of clinical use of blood
  • Quality System and Quality System Management aspects of Transfusion Medicine; procurement and clinical use
  • Implementation of guidelines and standards; factors that determine sustained effect on current practices (both in procurement and clinical use – vein-to-vein)
  • Cost effectiveness of introduction of advanced technology (e.g., TTI markers, pathogen reduction, cryopreservation) in developing countries
  • Social marketing as a tool to convert family and replacement ad hoc blood donation into regular stable voluntary and altruistic blood donation

Collaborative research

Collaborative applied research efforts have been developed with

  • Department of Pharmaco-economics, Faculty of Mathematics, University of Groningen
  • Department of Operational Research, Faculty of Economy and Econometrics, University of Amsterdam
  • Faculty of Medicine, Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda
  • Health Services Academy, affiliated with Quaid-i-Azam University Islamabad, Pakistan
  • Medical Humanities Program, IUPUI, Indianapolis, IN, USA
  • WHO EMRO Public Health Laboratories, Division of Communicable Disease Control


Health Sciences oriented
Academic level
PhD projects