Project Description

Project title: Setting Peer Review Instruments and Goals for Medical (Health)   Education (SPRING)
Consortium of 14 universities from 7 countries (Georgia, Belarus, Moldova, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Bulgaria, Lithuania) with.
Coordinator (lead) university: BAU International University, Batumi
Budget: Euro 957,306
Duration: 3 years
Project coordinator - Prof. Levan Metreveli, MD, PhD, MPH

Brief project description: The primary goal of the project is to build a tradition and the environment of peer review of academic and administrative domains in the participant countries’ universities and beyond. This goal will be achieved by establishing a multinational peer review board, deploying peer- review missions to participating universities, series of trainings, seminars and conferences, establishing an international peer review journal of medical (health) education, setting an international think tank on peer review and other actions.

Expected results:
  1. Increased awareness on peer review among partner institutions.
  2. A Multinational Peer Review Board (MPRB) established.
  3. 24 initial and follow-up peer review missions accomplished.
  4. Capacity of hundreds of faculty members increased in peer review.
  5. A journal “Peer Review in Medical/Health Education for Eastern Europe and Central Asia (PRIMED-EECA)” established.
  6. A “Peer Review Association in Medical/Health Education for Eastern Europe and Central Asia (PRAMED-EECA)” established
  7. Project achievements disseminated.
  1. BAU International University (BAU IUB), Batumi, Batumi, Georgia
  2. Tbilisi State Medical University (TSMU), Tbilisi, Georgia
  3. Tbilisi Medical Academy (TMA), Tbilisi, Georgia
  4. Georgian National University (SEU), Tbilisi, Georgia
  5. State University of Medicine and Pharmacy "Nicolae TestemiČ›anu" (SUMPh), Chisinau, Moldova
  6. Technical University of Moldova (TUM), Chisinau, Moldova
  7. International Sakharov Environmental Institute of Belarusian State University (ISEI BSU), Minsk, Belarus
  8. Grodno State Medical University (GrSMU), Grodno, Belarus
  9. Asfendiyarov Kazakh National Medical University (NMU), Alma Ati, Kazakhstan
  10. Karaganda State Medical University (KSMU), Karaganda, Kazakhstan
  11. Avicenna Tajik State Medical University (ATSMU), Dushanbe, Tajikistan
  12. Khatlon State Medical University (KhSMU), Khatlon, Tajikistan
  13. Medical University – Sofia (MU-Sofia), Sofia, Bulgaria
  14. Lithuanian University of Health Sciences (LUHS), Kaunas, Lithuania