IHOPE is a great example of how collaborative and interdisciplinary research can be carried out which can create new evidences to change practice and influence policies. Apart from this, it is a great platform for developing capacity of upcoming researchers. In the two years, there have been significant efforts to train clinicians as researchers and build their research capacity. It has also evolved into a platform where any researcher can bring new ideas and get feedback from experts in the field. We have immensely benefitted from the Advisory Board as well as experts in other domains like health economics and advocacy and policy.