ICMR stands for India Council of Medical Research and is a trust which is responsible for the overall functioning of all the health-related organizations in India. It has its main offices at Delhi, Lucknow, Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Bangalore, Coimbatore, Pondicherry, Kanyakumari, Pondicherry, Kerala, Goa, Mumbai, Pune, Gurgaon, Delhi, Kolkata, Bangalore, Nagpur, Kolkata and Lucknow. Each of the five cities have their own head of department for health care in ICMR. The primary objective of the ICMR is to conduct research work in all fields of healthcare sector of India. Most of the time, this trust is associated with the government of India, but it is not the case with the research arm. It is an independent organization under the name of Indian Council of Medical Research. It has been granted with most coveted and unique portfolio for conducting research work and its people are well trained and equipped for such work.
The main research department consists of about 4,000 researchers from all over the country who come from many universities, clinical research institutes, private research houses and institutes. These people are dedicated, educated and enthusiastic about research work. They focus on different categories of biomedical research. Since they work with a large number of patients and under very challenging conditions, they are very good in this line of work. They are at one time extremely excited about new discoveries and at other times also quite nervous as they do not know how their research will be accepted by the doctors and the general public.
ICMR provides complete online access to its reports and database of available published research work in all the health-related sectors of India. The databases of published and unpublished research work of this trust are updated regularly and is a great help for researchers in India. There are various available options which can be availed for online research work.