A large pool of human resource exists in the form of researchers/scientists/faculty in medical colleges and teaching hospitals to carry out quality research. It is well known that the existing quality of the research undertaken by post graduate trainees and PhD scholars is to be improved. There is enough evidence to support the urgent need to offer training in research methodology and help support the development of research methodology curricula on regional and national levels to advance the state of research in medical education. To harness the potential of the existing pool, capacity building in research methodology is imperative and should be are recognised priority. In this regards, the Certificate Course in Clinical Research Methods for Diplomate of National Board (DNB) students offered through a distance learning mode will be less intensive and more realistic for achieving educational goals.Eligibility Criteria DNB students enrolled in recognised specialities offered by the National Board of Examinations (NBE).
Certificate course on Effective Grant writing in Public health is a three-month distance learning program designed to develop expertise in intricacies of grant writing in the field of public health.The course has been developed by Indian Institute of Public Health Gandhinagar (IIPHG). It will be delivered by a multidisciplinary team from IIPHG and experts in the field.