e-Learning course in Good Health Research Practices (eGHRP) | Institute of Public Health Bengaluru

eLearning Course in

Good Health Research Practices (eGHRP)

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Good Health Research Practices (GHRP) is a recent development in response to the challenges faced by researchers in public health in adhering to guidelines such as the GCP. While the ethical principles remain the same, the paperwork and documentation may not be relevant to public health research. Thus, GHRP is a novel training Developed by the World Health Organization’s Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases (WHO-TDR) tailored to the needs of public health researchers urging them and equipping them to maintain ethics and quality in their research. It incorporates the challenges unique to health systems research with multi-disciplinary methods. Going beyond clinical trials and caters to a wider range of health researchers than GCP.

eGHRP course is to impart knowledge and skills for the application of ethical and quality principles in the design, conduct, recording, and reporting of health research in humans. The course covers all aspects from writing the protocol to disseminating results and includes study management skills addressing specific issues in public health research. There is a need for this training both to promote good research practices as well as to build the capacity of public health researchers in ethical and quality standards during research.

Individuals or groups of up to 3 participants from an institution are eligible to apply. Each application must be accompanied by a research proposal conducting health research with human participants.


3 Months

4 Modules Fully Online

Study time 3-4 hours per week

Course Curriculum



Principles of research ethics and quality system

Learning outcomes

  • To appreciate the evolution and need for good practices in research
  • To identify the ethical principles relevant to health research, with its specific vocabulary of justice, autonomy, and beneficence
  • To become familiar with quality assurance and quality control processes
  • To understand the value of a quality system and identify its components


Good Practices in planning – 1

Learning outcomes

  • To identify the different documents associated with a research project  and describe when and how to use each of those documents
  • To delineate the components of a research protocol
  • To identify the core elements of informed consent and its rationale
  • To understand the process of obtaining and documenting informed consent 
  • To review the different types of data and basic principles of developing data collection tools
  • To explain the ethical and quality implications of data collection methods and tools in health research


Good Practices in Planning – 2

Learning outcomes

  • To identify the principles of project management relevant to health research. 
  • To apply this principle in managing the research study.
  • Identify the basic tools of project management -delegation log, timeline
  • To apply these tools for better project management


Good practices in Analysis, Evaluation and Reporting

Learning outcomes

  • To apply good practices in data analysis
  • To understand the rationale for monitoring and evaluating a research project
  • To identify indicators and the process of monitoring in evaluating a research project
  • Understand the importance of dissemination in maintaining ethics & quality 
  • To develop strategies for the research dissemination

Course Objective

The course provides participants with the necessary knowledge and skills for human research management and helps scientists to:

  • understand the importance of ethical and quality principles in the conduct of human health research
  • strengthen their skills in the implementation of these principles
  • assume responsibility for and apply these skills to their daily work

The course provides participants with the necessary tools to facilitate the design, conduct, record and report of research project according to ethical and quality principles.


Dr. Neethi Rao

Dr. Neethi Rao

Institute of Public Health Bengaluru

Dr. Dorothy Lall

Dr. Dorothy Lall

Institute of Public Health Bengaluru

Dr. Ari Probandari

Dr. Ari Probandari

Universitas Gadjah Mada

Dr. Yodi Mahendradhata

Dr. Yodi Mahendradhata

Universitas Gadjah Mada

Dr. Riris Andono Ahmad

Dr. Riris Andono Ahmad

Universitas Gadjah Mada

Key features

Tutor Guided

Get help if stuck



Live interaction

With Subject Matter Expert

Peer learning

Discuss & learn


Mobile App


Simple fun learning

Study Time

3-4 hours/week

Learn on the go

Anywhere, Anytime


What is the language of instruction in the course?

English will be the medium of instruction.

What is the course fee?

Good Health Research Practices course fee:-
17,700 INR inc GST   
launch offer: 14,990 Inc GST

How many hours per week am I expected to put in?

The course expects a minimum of 3 – 4 hours per week.

What is the duration of the course?

The course is of 3 months duration.

What are the class timings?

There are no specific class timings that you are expected to follow on a day to day basis. However there are certain activities that you have to complete within a certain time frame and submit before the given deadline to progress to the next stage in the course. Please refer the study guide for more details.

Will I get a certificate for this course?

Yes. You will receive an online verfied and shareable Certificate provided that you fulfill all the requirements of the course which includes timely completion of the Learning tasks, assignments, and final tests.

Are there any placement options after the course?

Since it is a short certificate course we do not have a dedicated placement cell for this course. However all the details of students enrolled in the course will be updated in the IPH database and any job opportunities that might arise in the future at IPH will be intimated to the alumnus via email and those who are interested can apply.

Will I be provided a mentor for the course?

Yes, It is a tutor-guided course. A qualified public health professional with experience in handling projects on Implementation Research will be facilitating the course. We will be available on WhatsApp, email and chatbot in case you have any queries.

Needed Group Discount?

Contact us at learn@iphindia.org to ask about current group discounts.

for the eGHRP.2023-A batch

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