While visiting India this past April, I read adverts for programs which offered specialized training in clinical research, specifically in regards to pharmaceutical trials conducted by foreign companies (ie Pfizer, Merck, Eli Lilly). Basically the outsourcing of these trials to India for which the companies need trained Indian docs to conduct. Does anyone have friends or relatives involved in this enterprise? Have any large trials begun? I remember reading that committments had been made but none had started.