Research and Development
There are four Research Councils which continue to initiate and guide, develop and coordinate scientific research in different aspects of respective systems, both fundamental and allied. These Councils are the apex bodies for research in the concerned systems of medicine and are fully financed by the Government of India. Their research activities have been reviewed to ensure that Councils undertake meaningful research under fixed parameters within specified period and disseminate research findings for the benefit of educationists, researchers, physicians, manufacturers and common man.
Central Council for Research in Ayurveda & Siddha (CCRAS)
The Central Council for Research in Ayurveda and Siddha is an autonomous body under Department of AYUSH, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India set up for the formation, coordination, development and promotion of research on scientific lines in Ayurveda and Siddha. Its activities are carried out through its 38 institutes/centres/units located all over India and through a number of Units located in Universities/ Institutes/ Hospitals of Ayurveda and Siddha. The Council is also financing suitable research studies of Ayurveda, Siddha and allied sciences. The emphasis is on finding effective and low-cost remedies for various diseases through systematic research. Research activities of the Council include Clinical Research, Health Care Research, Drug Research, Literary Research and Family Welfare Research. Now the Council has also stepped into the field of Neutraceutical and Cosmaceutical research.
For More About CCRAS, visit Website at : www.ccras.nic.in
Central Council for Research in Unani Medicine (CCRUM)
The Central Council for Research in Unani Medicine was established by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India as an autonomous organisation in the year 1979, to initiate, aid, develop and to co-ordinate scientific research in Unani System of Medicine. The Council is engaged in the multifaceted research activities in the field of Unani medicine. The Council’s research programme comprises clinical research, drug standardisation, survey and cultivation of medicinal plants and literary research. These research activities are being carried out through a network of 22 Institutes/Units functioning in different parts of the country. These include two Central Research Institutes of Unani Medicine - one each at Hyderabad and Lucknow, eight Regional Research Institutes of Unani Medicine - one each at Chennai, Bhadrak, Patna, Aligarh, Mumbai, Srinagar, Kolkata and New Delhi, six Clinical Research Units - one each at Allahabad, Bangalore, Karimganj, Meerut, Bhopal and Burhanpur, four Drug Standardisation Research Units - one each at New Delhi, Bangalore, Chennai and Lucknow, a Chemical Research Unit at Aligarh, a Literary Research Institute at New Delhi. During the reporting period new clinical studies were initiated in different diseases. Besides, ongoing trials also continued at different centres. In the drug standardisation research programme development of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for compound formulations continued. Development of agro techniques for domestication and cultivation of Unani medicinal plants was also continued.
For More About CCRUM, visit Website at : www.ccrum.nic.in
Central Council for Research in Homoeopathy (CCRH)
The Central Council for Research in Homoeopathy is fully funded by Government of India and engaged in research in Homoeopathy in the country. The Council functions through a network of 40 Institutes and Units located in different parts of the country. These Institutes and Units are engaged in research in various aspects of Homoeopathy such as (i) Clinical Research, (ii) Drug Proving Research, (iii) Clinical Verification Research, (iv) Drug Standardization, and (v) Survey, Collection and Cultivation of Medicinal Plants. The Council has identified the following areas for conducting Evidence-based research in Homoeopathy:
1. Fundamental and Basic Research on mechanism of action of Homoeopathic Medicines
2.Clinical trials on predefined protocols
3.Double blind randomized controlled studies (In vitro)
4. Collaborative studies with Centres of Excellence in Allied Sciences. The construction of building of Central Research Institute of Homoeopathy NOIDA started on 29.8.2005 by H.S.C.C. The Institute/Units functioning at New Delhi, Ghaziabad, Gurgaon and Bhopal will be merged to function as Central Research Institute (H) at Noida.
For More About CCRH, visit Website at : www.ccrhindia.org
Central Council for Research in Yoga & Naturopathy (CCRYN)
Central Council for Research in Yoga and Naturopathy (CCRYN) is a society registered under the Societies Registration Act as an autonomous body under the Department of AYUSH, Ministry of Health & F.W.. The basic objective of the Council is to conduct Scientific Research in the field of Yoga and Naturopathy. However, in the absence of any other Statutory Body to look after the Education & Training in these systems, the objectives were later amended to include Education, Training and Propagational aspects of these disciplines. 4.5.2 At present, the Council is finding NGOs for the following activities : (i) Clinical Research ; (ii) Treament-Cum-Propagation Centre; (iii) Patient Care Centre (10/5 Bedded); (iv) Literary Research / Translation / Publication Work (v) Seminar/ Workshop/ Conferences.
For More About CCRYN, visit Website at : www.ccryn.org