CARPAL acknowledges the dearth of literature in India on the LGBTQ+ theme and thus aims to bridge this literary gap for better policies. The centre aims to undertake advance studies and research in areas related to the LGBTQIA+ Community. All the members of this centre will collect reliable, evidence-based data on policies and on-time occurrences in the field of interest of mistreated communities, and produce guides which would be crucial resources for maintaining equity, dignity and liberty of choices for all, regardless of their sexual orientation.

We shall continuously strive to create path-breaking scholarly discourses and add to the existing literature. Research Projects will form one of the most fundamental elements to CARPAL’s multidisciplinary approach and will be then clubbed with Advocacy and Outreach for a much greater impact. For the research project the following guidelines will be followed:

The Research Team would be primarily responsible for the project and the theme. However, after deciding the theme for the project, members from other boards would also be welcome to contribute to the project.

We would undertake a research project every four months under the chosen theme in the field of LGBTQ+ Rights. The project would then be published on our website in the form of report, guide, etc. for the public.

In line with its primary objectives, the organisation shall undertake research projects applying principal, contemporary, critical, and comparative methods to study, research and understand the basic and complex aspects in the sphere of LGBTQIA+ rights and policies. Multidisciplinary and intersectional approach will be practiced by the centre to undertake these projects.  

These will be published in the forms of reports, compendiums, etc., tentatively in every four months.

The contributions in the research projects will be on three levels, i.e.

  1. Selected student Members of the centre will directly contribute in the functioning of the projects,

  2. Members of the Research Experts Panel will be contributing in the supervising capacity and directly when required, and

  3. Members of the Advisory Board will be guiding the team while working on the projects.

Please note that these guidelines are only suggestive in nature and specific details including the number of members involved and the time duration for the project will be decided as per need. These guidelines can also be altered, subject to the requirement of the research project in hand.