Arab Open University, Oman branch receives TRC funding on COVID-19 research
Arab Open University (AOU), Oman branch received The Research Council (TRC) funding on COVID-19 research as part of the TRC’s COVID-19 Research Program. Dr. Sherimon P.C., Faculty of Computer Studies is the Principal Investigator (PI) of the research. It is a collaborative study from researchers of Arab Open University, University of Technology and Applied Sciences and Royal Oman Police (ROP) hospital.
COVID-19 Research Program is a new initiative launched by The Research Council (TRC) in the background of the pandemic. Experts from several Research Institutes in Oman constitutes the Steering Committee of this Research Program. The main objective of this program is to support and guide research projects to focus on conducting relevant, high quality, realistic, short-term, applied research in multidisciplinary areas related to COVID-19 global pandemic.
The main objective of the AOU project is to develop a prototype of an ontology based clinical decision support system (CDSS) for COVID-19 with the adoption of teleconferencing facility. With this, medical practitioners at primary health centres / Satellite Clinics of the Royal Oman Police will be able to manage the patients as per the recommendations of the proposed intelligent CDSS with expert support through the teleconferencing system integrated in the CDSS.
The proposal submitted by Dr. Sherimon came in the list of top 20 applications approved in the non-clinical category among 339 total research proposals.