Funding for this research was provided by:
Science and Engineering Research Board (PDF/2016/002340)
Received: 15 June 2019
Accepted: 9 October 2019
First Online: 4 November 2019
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: The Institutional Ethics Committee of the Institute of Bioinformatics and Applied Biotechnology, Bangalore (IBABIEC-04/PR07/010518) approved the study.Informed consent was obtained from each interviewee by asking the person to respond to an interview invitation sent by e-mail, and to sign an informed consent form. All the 14 interviewees gave their consent.
: An information sheet was provided to all the interviewees, which listed (i) the researchers’ affiliation, (ii) the source of funding, (iii) the study objectives, and (iv) the intention of publishing the findings in an academic journal. We subsequently obtained permission to use (i) the interviewee’s name and organization’s name and (ii) specific information from the interviews in the intended publication, in attributable format. However, the interviewees’ approval of the entire manuscript was not sought.
: The authors declare that they have no competing interests.