Ministry of Ayush and ICMR Sign MoU to Promote Integrative Health Research
The Ministry of Ayush
and the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) have signed a Memorandum of
Understanding (MoU) to promote and collaborate on integrative health research.
The cooperation will focus on identified areas of national importance in
healthcare to promote high impact research to generate evidence utilizing
modern scientific methods. The MoU will also strengthen research capacity
through training of Ayush researchers.
MoU will jointly establish Ayush-ICMR Centers for Advanced Research in
Integrative Health at all AIIMS with co-funding. The MoU will facilitate
looking at the possibility of inclusion of research on Integrative Medicine in
the "National ethical guidelines for biomedical and health research
involving human participants" by ICMR-DHR. A joint working group will be
established to explore further areas of collaboration and work on deliverables,
formulate and implement joint research projects/programs and allow joint
supervision of the activities. The cooperation between the Ministry of Ayush
and the Minister of Health and Family Welfare was also discussed in the fifth
inter-ministerial convergence meeting.