Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), New Delhi is the apex body in India for the formulation, coordination and promotion of biomedical research. ICMR is one of the oldest medical research bodies in the world. ICMR has always attempted to address itself to the growing demands of scientific advances in biomedical research and to the need of finding practical solutions to the health problems of the country.
ICMR has been receiving several novel claims like drug molecules, AYUSH formulations, disinfectants, devices, tools and technologies, to facilitate evaluation and validation for COVID-19. Subsequently, ICMR has collaborated with other Science Departments like Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), Department of Science and Technology (DST) and other agencies to address these novel claims. ICMR is currently collaborating with 15 National Institutes from three Ministries.
iNoveCOP is a web-based portal developed by ICMR, to guide applicants related to various claims related to COVID-19. Applicants may submit their claim through this portal for guidance and/(or) evaluation of their innovation from independent agencies.