ICMR School of Public Health

NIeCer 102:  Ethics Review of Health Research

An online course for the members of India’s Ethics Committees and Indian professionals engaged in 
bio-medical research involving human participants

For Whom?

This course is intended for members of India's institutional ethics committees and institutional review boards (including secretarial staff) and professionals engaged in biomedical research involving human participants [any current or potential health researchers (clinical/public health /laboratory researchers, physicians, research associates, allied health professionals, scientists, statisticians, research administrators / managers)]

Course duration 

Self-Paced; enroll and complete the course at any time

Learning mode
  • Video lectures
  • Presen​tation s​lides
  • MCQs
  • Additional resources
course feature

Self-paced courses can be completed by participants​ at their own pace. This course do not have deadlines for enrollment/assignment submission. Participants can learn in their own time and schedule as per their flexibility and convenience .

Course certificate

Once you secure the cut off scores in assignments (50% in each assignment), participants will become eligible for collecting e-certificate.
Certificate will be delivered to your enrolled email id at the given dates

About the course

ICMR-National Institute of Epidemiology (NIE) offers 
NIE-ICMR-WHO online course NIeCer 102: Ethics Review of Health Research. . The course is technically supported by the World Health Organization (WHO), India. The course will provide the fundamentals of ethical issues in biomedical research involving human participants and provide updates on research ethics guidelines in India. This is a self-paced course. The participants can go through the learning materials and submit the self-assessment quiz at any-time after the enrolment into the course.

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course feature 

  • Enrollment will open throughout the year
  • No deadline for enrolment into the course
  • No deadline for submission of assignments 
  • Participants can learn on their own pace and schedule
  • Once you secure the cut off scores in assignments (50% in each assignment), participant will become eligible for receiving e-certificate.

Course faculty 

This course has been developed and delivered by eminent professionals and researchers from cross-cutting domains who are involved in various organizations and committees in India related to biomedical ethics.

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Note: Name as entered during enrollment will appear in the e-certificate

Course Assignments

Once the participant have cleared the minimum score requirement (>=50%), the participant may not be allowed to submit the assignment again

If 50% is not reached in any of the assignment, you will be allowed to take the test again

You will get the assignment scores for each assignments immediately after submission. You shall also check the assignment scores in the progress tab of your course page

No deadline for assignment submission

Course certificate

e-certificate will be awarded to the successful course partiicpants based on the score of >=50% in each assignment.

e-certificate will be sent thro' your course enrolled email id on the certificate issuing dates 

The details filled in the enrollment form will be considered for issuing the e-certificate