Established in 2007 in the United Kingdom, the Homeopathy Research Institute (HRI) is an independent international association which promotes high quality scientific research in homeopathy. As an authority in the field, it brings together thousands of experts and researchers from all over the world, all working to advance scientific research and acquire new knowledge about this therapy.
Advancing homeopathy science and research around the world
The HRI was created in 2007 by Dr. Alexander Tournier, a physicist by training and a former collaborator at the Cancer Research UK research center.
“The HRI is a well-established institute, recognized as a center of excellence in Homeopathy research around the world.” Says Dr. Alexander Tournier, Physicist and Founder of the HRI.
The primary objectives of the HRI are to encourage the greatest scientific rigor in homeopathic research, and to communicate convincing and scientifically-proven data regarding homeopathy, in order to overcome misinformation on the subject.
To fulfill these goals, the institute relies on two complementary activities.
The first is the funding and implementation of fundamental and clinical research projects to meet the most pressing health needs.
“We select projects that are in line with HRI’s research strategy and priorities, in order to focus our efforts on areas where the clinical needs are greatest, and where homeopathy is likely to have the greatest benefit.“, Explains Rachel Robert, executive director of the HRI.
The second is the active presence of a community of international experts, working together to advance scientific research. This group meets regularly to present and discuss the latest discoveries in homeopathy, both in focus groups and at international homeopathy research conferences, which take place every two years.
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See the video feedback from these conferences: https://www.hri-research.org/fr/ressources/conferences-du-hri/
A directory of the researchers is available to help you find out about work-in-progress in homeopathy research: https://www.hri-research.org/resources/researcher-directory/
An association based on the cooperation of international experts
The HRI has a scientific advisory committee made up of around ten independent international experts in homeopathy and research in complementary and alternative therapies.
|In order to meet the desired quality requirements for the performance of research, this committee identifies those projects that meet a number of different criteria. One of the main criteria put forward is the importance, for the study or the research project, of responding to a clinical need that is significant today — real current health problems encountered by a large number of citizens and for whom homeopathy is able to provide a positive response.|
These studies and projects are then presented at international homeopathic research conferences:
“This conference will include 82 presentations, presented by researchers from thirty different countries. We have 360 delegates from 32 countries participating” explains Rachel Roberts, on the occasion of the fourth conference in homeopathic research.
Rigorous work, shared in this way, enriches the field of research and promotes the transparent communication of the latest scientific results in homeopathy to researchers, doctoral students and health professionals around the world.
The HRI, a major resource platform, now available in french
Homeopathy is a constantly evolving field. This unique platform provides curious or interested people, novices and experts, with high-level scientific information and content, as well as the latest news related to homeopathy research around the world.
The HRI site is thus a reference work for scientific data in homeopathy.
The platform brings together evidence for the efficacy of homeopathy in basic research, clinical research and veterinary research, through popular articles, publications, study summaries and interviews with researchers.
You will find concrete and objective discussions in response to all the most common “received wisdom” regarding homeopathy in the FAQ: https://www.hri-research.org/resources/homeopathy-faqs/
To find out more, visit: https://www.hri-research.org/