South East Asia Community Observatory (SEACO)

The South East Asia Community Observatory (SEACO) is cross-faculty, cross-disciplinary and multi-institutional, with committed financial support from the University of Copenhagen and Monash University's Faculty or Arts and Jeffrey Cheah School of Medicine and Health Sciences (JCSMHS). SEACO enjoys support from a substantial number of high profile researchers in the field, internationally and at Monash University, with many already signifying their intention to access the Platform when operational.

The multi-institutional nature of SEACO is reflected in its governance and management structure. While more complex than a typical research platform, the proposed structure is necessary for buy-in and will ensure that partner institutions and the local community have appropriate representation.

SEACO has a strong commitment to teaching and training. The platform provides a rich environment for students and Early Career Researchers wishing to further their training in Population and Global Health. It offers workshops and short courses in methodology and qualitative research, as well as sponsors an annual symposium in Malaysia.

Researchers access this research platform either by subscription (being a partner institution), fee for service (e.g. the pharmaceutical industry and government) or collaboratively through joint submission of grant proposals. These access are monitored by the Executive Group and the SEACO Board (for large projects).

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