ICMR School of Public Health

NIeCer 101:  Health Research Fundamentals

An e-Certificate course

For Whom?

Any current or potential health researchers including students, clinical/ public health/ laboratory researchers, physicians,research associates, allied health professionals, scientists, statisticians, ethics committee members and project managers, and freshly recruited Scientists B/C/D of ICMR network of institutes including Headquarters


Undergraduate Medical/Dental/AYUSH students, graduate in any other discipline

Course duration 

20 hours in 8 weeks

Learning mode
  • Video lectures
  • Presentation slides-
  • MCQ quizes
  •  Readings
Certification exam

Upon course completion at designated centres | Exam fee : Rs 1000

HRF Book 

ICMR - National Institute of Epidemiology is offering online programmes on conduct of human bio-medical research. The programme will be offered as NIE-ICMR e-Certificate – NIeCer - Courses. The first in this series, NIeCer 101:Health Research Fundamentals, is a basic level course in health research methods. It will explain the fundamental concepts in epidemiology and bio-statistics related to research methods. This course will provide an overview of steps and principles for designing bio-medical and health research studies among human participants. We expect this course to be useful for individuals interested in pursuing health research in the roles of study investigators, clinical/public health researchers (physicians, counselors, research associates, social scientists, nurses, pharmacists, technicians, data and quality managers etc.), scientists, ethics committee members and project managers.

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