5-7 September, 2018

Organized by

ICMR-National Institute of Occupational Health Ahmedabad

Brief Description

Research is inevitable to all spheres of human development. It has relevance in all sciences and health disciplines. It involves a systematic investigation, or a critical and careful examination of information or experimentation in order to find the facts or modify conclusions in the light of newly discovered empirical facts. The contemporary development and progress is the reflection of the research endeavour of human kind.
NIOH is a premier national institute of Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) under the Department of Health Research, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Govt of India, endeavourer of research on occupational and environmental health to provide a safe, healthy and comfortable work environment and living, through multidisciplinary approach encompassing epidemiological studies, experimental studies, ergonomics and intervention technologies, education, service and related activities, primarily based on national priorities and needs.
As a part of educational training, NIOH is conducting a three-day intensive Workshop on Research Methods on 5-7 September, 2018. This workshop is useful for MD/MBBS/M. Sc./M. Tech./ Ph. D. students. The workshop consists of didactic lectures followed by demonstrations/hands on experience on the topics being covered.

Course Contents

  • Descriptive Studies : Case reports, case series, cross sectional studies etc.
  • Analytical Study Designs: Case-control, Cohort studies etc.
  • Introduction to Ethical Issues
  • Interventional/Experimental studies: RCT, field trial, clinical trials
  • Sampling methods and sample size determination
  • Data Entry and Management: Database creation, data entry, data manipulation/ transformation and importing external databases
  • Descriptive Statistics: Measures of central tendency & dispersion with its calculation reporting frequencies, graphical representation of data etc.
  • Test of Significance: Parametric Tests and Non-parametric Tests
  • Correlation and Regression
  • Epidemiological tests: sensitivity, specificity, ROC, incidence, prevalence, ratio, proportions, rates etc.
  • Demonstration/Hands on training on the above topics in statistical software (SPSS, EPI-Info)

Important Dates

  • Deadline for Application: 15 August 2018
  • Deadline for submission of Registration fee: 7days after confirmation
  • Workshop Date: 5-7 September, 2018


Registration Details

  • Registration Fee : Rs. 2000 (Two Thousand only)
  • Payment mode: Demand Draft/Online
  • Demand Drafat In Favour of: Director NIOH Project Account and Paybale At: Ahmedabad
  • Online Transfter Details:
    Account Name: Director NIOH Project Account
    Account No. : 10106975225
    IFSC : SBIN0003043
    MICR: 380002011
    Bank Name: State Bank of India
    Branch: Civil Hospital Branch, Ahmedabad
    Account Type: Current Account
  • Download Registration form [pdf] [doc]

The filled registration form along with demand draft  may be sent to following address and mention WORKSHOP ON RESEARCH METHOD on Envelop:

Scientist-C and Course Coordinator
National Institute of Occupational Health,
Meghani Nagar, Ahmedabad-380016 Gujarat.
Contact No.: (079) -22688- 749 / 847

Our Inspiration

Prof. Balram Bhargava
Secretary (Department of Health Research) &
Director General, Indian Council of Medical Research, New Delhi


Dr R S Dhaliwal
Head (NCD) & Scientist ‘G’
Indian Council of Medical Research, New Delhi


Dr Kamalesh Sarkar
Director and Scientist ‘G’,ICMR- NIOH Ahmedabad

Workshop Resource Persons

  1. Dr. Kamalesh Sarkar, MD, MBBS, Director and Scientist-G
  2. Dr. LK Sharma, M. Tech., PhD, Scientist-C
  3. Mr. J Majumder, M.Sc., Scientist-C
  4. Dr. BS Bagepally, MBBS, PhD, Scientist-D, NIE Chennai
  5. Dr SD Mishra, M. Stat, PhD, Scientist-B
  6. Dr. A Viramgami, MD, MBBS, Scientist-B

Important Notes

  • The number of participants is limited to 30 students of Medical /Biological sciences only.
  • Candidates are requested to send application initially through email ( and send demand draft or transter registration fee after confirmation of application.
  • Registration fee of confirmed participant is non-refundable.
  • The limited AC accommodation facilities are available on share basis at NIOH Guest house. The priority will be given to female and outside participants. The per person per day accommodation charge is Rs. 200.
  • The registration fee includes working lunch and workshop kit.
  • Candidates are suggested to bring their laptops for hands-on-exercise.
  • The workshop starts at 10 am till 5 pm on all workshop days


How to Reach

  • NIOH is 5 Km from Ahmedabad Railway Station .
  • NIOH is 6 Km from SVP International Airport Ahmedabad
  • NIOH is 5.5 Km from Ahmedabad Bus Stand.
  • Nearest Local Bus Stop is New Mental Corner