Free online course in open research

This course will be led by the OER Research Hub project team. We are a project focused on researching the impact of openness in education. You can find out more about us in the section About Your Course Facilitators below. We’ll be using our experiences of working on an open project to demonstrate a set of solutions to the issues that openness raises. In particular, we’ll be showing you how openness can benefit your research by increasing the exposure your work has.

Sign-up for the course closes on Friday 12 September and the course begins on Monday 15 September 2014.

For more details click here


Online Certificate Course on IPR and Pharmaceutical R&D (CCIPR)

Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) is conducting an Online Certificate Course on IPR and Pharmaceutical R&D (CCIPR). The objective of the Course is to provide the platform to understand the working of pharmaceutical industry, its business models, research, regulatory aspects and its relevance with respect to intellectual property rights.

The duration of the online Course is 6 months and would be conducted twice a year.

This is first of its kind of course introduced with specific focus on the interlinking between the pharmaceutical industry and IPR.

Last date of Registration is 25th October 2012.

The Course may be pursued by the any student in pharmacy/ pharmaceutical sciences or industry persons working in the pharmaceutical sector, willing to enter Pharmaceutical R&D, Formulations, Generics, NDDS, Regulatory affairs, Drug discovery, Clinical research, Toxicology, International Business, Business strategy, Strategic planning and the like.


Master’s in Intellectual Property Law :Opportunities

Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), School of Law , in association with Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Australia has launched a first of its kind Master’s Programme in Intellectual Property Law (MIPL). A two year Master’s programme which is India’s only Master’s programme in Intellectual Property law, shall be delivered and managed by Rainmaker, India’s leading solutions provider to the Legal industry, through its proprietary online learning platform, eMentor.
MIPL programme has been designed by an Expert Committee conmprising of leading academicians from the IGNOU-School of Law panel and others such as Professor Kamal Puri from the QUT, who have established international reputations in the field. In addition, leading practitioners, such as Rodney Ryder, form part of the panel of experts contributing to the programme.
The programme is delivered completely online, and, is open to graduates from all streams. It has been designed to suit the learning needs of both legally qualified and “non-legal” professionals, and aims to provide an in-depth examination of both classical and contemporary areas of, and developments in, Intellectual Property law.
The MIPL programme is delivered using virtual-learning friendly components such as self-instructional text, audio-video materials, radio and television broadcasts, online counselling, video-conferencing, and other innovative internet-based learning techniques and systems.
The next batch of the programme commences on March 1,2010.
Registration shall continue till March 31,2010.
The programme fee is Rs.36,000/- which can be paid in two installments.
For more details ,please see here.
To download the programme brochure,click here.

Online Certifications from WIPO Worldwide Academy

WIPO Worldwide Academy offers following Online Certifications

* General Course on Intellectual Property (DL-101) [March 1 to April 19, 2010]
Summary: This course covers the main areas of intellectual property, namely copyright, related rights, patents, trademarks, geographical indications, industrial design, plant breeders’ rights, unfair competition and international registration systems.

* Patent Information Search (DL-318E) [March 11 to May 19, 2010]
Summary: The intention of this distance learning course relating to patent information searching is to introduce you to, and illustrate the concepts, of searching patent information.

* Arbitration and Mediation Procedure under the WIPO Rules (DL-317E) [March 16 to April 27, 2010]
Summary: This advanced course is intended to describe the main features and advantages of the procedures designed by the WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center; how the selection process of the most appropriate dispute resolution procedure for any given case; and how to draft appropriate dispute resolution clauses for insertion into and agreement.

* Trademarks, Industrial Designs and Geographical Indications (DL-302E) [March 10 to May 18, 2010]
Summary: This advanced course is intended to provide training material online to cover intellectual property aspects which are closely related to trade and competition in the globablized market. Additionally, the course is intended to educate and raise awareness of some of the complex issues that surround the protection and management of intellectual property for branding.

* Patents (DL-301E) [March 9 to May 17, 2010]
Summary: This advanced course is intended to explain the basic principles of patents, their economic impact, the process of patenting, describe technology transfer, patent pool and the traditional use of patents by centers of knowledge such as universities. It covers the important aspects of the patent document used in the enforcement of patent rights and the various aspects of enforcement.

Last date for enrollment is February 18, 2010.

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Professional Diploma in Clinical Trial Management (PDCTM)

KPS Clinical Services Pvt. Ltd. is pleased to announce the enrollment notification of Professional Diploma in Clinical Trial Management (PDCTM) for the Jan 2010 (8th Batch).

PDCTM is India’s premier Clinical Trial Methodology & Management training program in the auspicious of RAHE group, having an excellence in the health care field as Enrollment of >550 candidates from 228 Cities across 21 States of India and 4 Countries across overseas.

The Fee of this program is Rs. 7800/- and the last date of application is 25th of Dec. 2009. Application form can be downloaded from given web link


Online certificate course on Intellectual Property Rights

Applications are invited for admission to the following online certificate courses:-

1. Intellectual Property Right and Information Technology in the Internet Age
(This course will cover the basic laws of Patents, Copyright, Trademarks and Management in IPRs)

2. Cyber Laws
(This course will cover the fundamentals of Cyber Law and Cyber World, Regulatory Framework, Cyber Crimes and E-Commerce)


Anyone who is pursuing / has pursued diploma or degree after 10+2 and has access to computer and Internet can apply

Duration   : Three Months (commencing from 17th August, 2009)

Fee             : Rs. 4,000/- (Four Thousand only); 100 US$ (for foreign students)

Last Date  : 10th August, 2009.

Click here to download Application Form (IPRs)

Click here to download Application Form (Cyber Laws)

SGPGI-JHU Research Training

The Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences (SGPGIMS), Lucknow, India and the Johns Hopkins University (JHU), Balitmore, USA will be conducting a training program and evaluation of on-line and on-site courses in Ethical Issues in Human Subject Research and Biostatistics for Health Research. This is a free program with scholarship support for travel and per diem provided for all the selected candidates. Please click here for more information about this unique opportunity.