Activities of ICMR Bioethics Unit

  • Dissemination of National Ethical Guidelines
  • ICMR-THSTI-Preparation of Common Forms and Checklists for Ethics Committees involved in the review of Biomedical and Clinical Research in India.
  • Common Review of multicentre research
  • White paper on Advance directives/ Advance care planning/ Living Will and Withdrawal/ Withholding of life support system
  • Booklet of National Ethical Guidelines
  • Capacity building of researchers, students, ethics committee members
  • Facilitate and promote ethics in medical research among individuals & research institutions engaged in biomedical research involving human participants
  • Develop training programmes in research ethics and creation of course material based on ethical guidelines

Dissemination Program

The revised ICMR Ethical Guidelines "National Ethical Guidelines for Biomedical and Health Research Involving Human Participants, 2017" and "National Ethical Guidelines for Biomedical Research Involving Children" were released by Shri Jagat Prakash Nadda, Hon’ble Union Minister, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and Smt. Anupriya Patel, Hon’ble Union Minister of State, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, in the presence of various other dignitaries from across the country on 12th October 2017 at ICMR Headquarters, New Delhi.

The newly released ICMR National Ethical Guidelines have become effective from 12th October, 2017 and all biomedical and health research in India should follow the revised "National Ethical Guidelines for Biomedical and Health research Involving Human Participants, 2017".

In order to create awareness on ICMR National Ethical Guidelines amongst all the stakeholders such as researchers, ethics committee member, students, nurses as well as faculty involved in biomedical and health research, a series of dissemination programs are being organized across the country.

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    ICMR Bioethics Unit
    National Centre for Disease Informatics and Research
    (Indian Council of Medical Research)
    II Floor of Nirmal Bhawan, ICMR Complex
    Poojanhalli Road, Off NH-7,
    Adjacent to Trumpet Flyover of BIAL
    Kannamangala Post Bangalore - 562 110.