Institute for Research & Development is an academic and research institution established in the year 2000. It’s academic members include epidemiologists, psychiatrists, physicians, geneticists, veterinarians, public health specialists, ethicists, educationists, and people from many other disciplines. It has a full time research staff, and many other associates who are involved at various levels while employed in other academic institutions. We have networks of Sri Lankan and overseas academics, and academic institutions. Our mandate is to promote an overarching research culture in Sri Lanka; conducting multi-disciplinary research, working with people who will benefit from research, establishing strategic partnerships and to work for policy impact.