The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), New Delhi, the apex body in India for the formulation, coordination and promotion of biomedical research, is one of the oldest medical research bodies in the world.
The ICMR has always attempted to address itself to the growing demands of scientific advances in biomedical research on the one hand, and to the need of finding practical solutions to the health problems of the country, on the other. The ICMR has come a long way from the days when it was known as the IRFA, but the Council is conscious of the fact that it still has miles to go in pursuit of scientific achievements as well as health targets
1.Apex body in India for formulation, coordination and promotion of biomedical research
2.Conduct, coordinate and implement medical research for the benefit of the Society
3.Translating medical innovations in to products/processes and introducing them in to the public health system
Translating Research into Action for Improving the Health of the Population.
>Generate manage and disseminate new knowledge.
>Increase focus on research on the health problems of the vulnerable,the disadvantaged and marginalized sections of the society.
>Harness and encourage the use of modern biology tools in addressing health concerns of the country.
>Encourage innovations and translation related to diagnostics, treatment, methods/ vaccines for prevention.
>Inculcate a culture of research in academia especially medical colleges and other health research institutions by strengthening infrastructure and human resource.