Funding for this research was provided by:
Science and Engineering Research Board (PDF/2016/002340)
Received: 29 January 2019
Accepted: 9 May 2019
First Online: 29 May 2019
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: The study was approved by the Institutional Ethics Committee of the Institute of Bioinformatics and Applied Biotechnology, Bangalore (IBABIEC-04/PR07/010518). To indicate their consent to participate in the interviews, potential interviewees were asked to respond positively to an interview invitation sent by e-mail, and to sign an informed consent form. All the 19 interviewees did so.
: Through an information sheet, all the interviewees were informed, inter alia, about the investigators’ intention to publish the findings in an academic journal without seeking their approval of the manuscript. Although participants were assured that their responses would be kept confidential, subsequently, individual interviewees’ permission was obtained to use particular information from the interviews in the intended publication.
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