1. What is the CCRH- HCCR portal?
Homoeopathic Clinical Case Repository (CCRH – HCCR) database launched on 10th April 2021 managed by Central Council for Research in Homoeopathy, New Delhi, India which is aimed at providing clinicians, researchers, medical students etc. a user platform for entering homoeopathic clinical cases through a predefined standardized template. CCRH- HCCR portal is an imperative educational resource in the field of Homoeopathic research which is offering a high volume of cases in all disciplines of medical systems so that healthcare professionals, researchers and students can easily find clinically important information on common and rare conditions.
2. Who can register on this portal and submit clinical cases?
Any registered Homoeopathic medical practitioner who possesses a recognized medical qualification and is enrolled on a State Register or the Central Register of Homoeopathy in India.
3. Who is responsible for registering in CCRH- HCCR portal?
A responsible Homoeopathic medical practitioner is authorized to register in the CCRH- HCCR website. Registration in the CCRH- HCCR portal is needed to gain access to this database.
4. What is the need for cases database in Homoeopathy?
India has at least 284,471 registered homoeopathic medical practitioners, practising in government or private clinical/research settings. Due to the unique tenets of Homoeopathy based on individualisation and the lack of standardized and well-structured case recording format, there is a paucity of documented clinical cases. In Homoeopathy individual cases contribute to the evidence pyramid by giving an insight into the prescription patterns of Indian homoeopathic doctors. A wealth of information is lost due to the absence of a Clinical Cases Registry in Homoeopathy which is being developed as a national / global database of clinical case.
5. My trial is already published in a journal; then why do I need to register again with the CCRH- HCCR portal?
A clinical case being published is a good sign, but may not have reached immense viewership that the CCRH- HCCR platform is poised to provide you. Thus, CCRH- HCCR portal is suggesting practitioner to upload their case reports prospectively as well as retrospectively.
6. Can I showcase my case report on my webpage after submitting to the CCRH- HCCR portal?
To ensure that trials registered in multiple registries are publicly identified as a single trial, Registrants must quote the Registration number of the other Primary Registry number or Partner Registry number (ClinicalTrials.gov number) in the Secondary ID section of the CTRI trial registration data. This helps the trial to be identified as a single trial, despite being registered in two or more registries.
7. Is it mandatory to register myself at CCRH- HCCR portal in order to submit my case?
Yes, it is advisable to register yourself to CCRH- HCCR portal for submitting your case report. Further, the WHO advises 'When in doubt, register'.
8. Will each submitted case get accepted in HCCR?
The case submitted will go through rigorous process of assessment from our reviewers before getting accepted.
9. Will the patient privacy be compromised if uploaded on CCRH- HCCR portal?
Our policy on obtaining consent for publication of pictures or videos of patients is a subset of our general policy on patient confidentiality. If there is any chance that a patient may be identified from a photograph or other static or moving image, or from its legend or accompanying text, we need the author’s declaration to submit to CCRH- HCCR portal. Images such as x rays, laparoscopic images, ultrasound images, pathology slides, or images of undistinctive parts of the body - or multimedia files (e.g. video, audio) may be used without consent so long as they are anonymised by the removal of any identifying marks and are not accompanied by text that could reveal the patient’s identity through clinical or personal detail.
- Authors, not the HCCR portal, need to obtain the patient consent form before the publication and have the form properly archived. The consent forms are not to be uploaded or sent through email to CCRH office.
- If the manuscript contains patient images that preclude anonymity, or a description that has obvious indication to the identity of the patient, a statement about obtaining informed patient consent by the author should be indicated in the manuscript. (reference: ijrh author submission guidelines).
10. What documents, if any, are required to be submitted for registration of the Homoeopathic practitioner?
Submission/upload of state or central board of system of Homoeopathic medicine is mandatory for registration in CCRH- HCCR portal.
11. Are there any fees for registering oneself at the HCCR portal?
No, there are no fees for registering in the CCRH- HCCR portal.
12. Is my information handled on the portal safe and protected?
The entire contents of the HCCR portal are protected under Indian and international copyrights. The portal, however, grants to all users a free, irrevocable, worldwide, perpetual right of access to, and a license to copy, use, distribute, perform and display the work publicly and to make and distribute derivative works in any digital medium for any reasonable non-commercial purpose, subject to proper attribution of authorship and ownership of the rights.
13. How long does it take for a case report to be reviewed?
Upon submission of a case report to the CCRH- HCCR portal, it is reviewed within 15 working days and sent back to registrant for clarifications/modifications. In addition, verification emails are sent to the homoeopathic practitioner. Further action can only be taken by CCRH- HCCR portal when the case report is resubmitted to the CCRH- HCCR portal. Hence the time taken for acceptance of a case report is heavily dependent on the response of the registrant. The sooner the modifications are incorporated, approvals uploaded, verification received and trial resubmitted, the faster is the acceptance of submission.
14. How can I find the health condition that is best suited for my case report?
Once details of the patient is filled, the ICD-10 coded drop down list provided up to a maximum of four levels of disease categories.
15. What are the criteria of a submitted case to get accepted in CCRH- HCCR?
The submitted case by the practitioner after completing all the mandatory fields and uploading of the documental evidence will be sent to the reviewer dashboard for approval.
16. Will I get access to other cases of similar diagnosis after submission of my case?
Yes, you will be able to view other cases of similar diagnosis after submission of your case.
17. Will I get access to other cases of different diagnosis after submission of my case?
Yes, you will be able to view other cases of different diagnosis after submission of your case.
18. Will I get access as a registered physician to other cases even if I do not submit any case in HCCR?
Yes, you will be able to view other cases even if you do not submit any case in CCRH- HCCR portal.
19. Will I get access to various scales which are being used in cases for research purpose?
Yes, you will get access to various scales which are being used in cases for research purpose.
20. What if I have some queries or concerns that are not addressed here?
In case of any other queries or concerns please send an email to email@example.com. You may also view the e-tutorial for CCRH- HCCR website available at http://ccrh-hccr.org.in/
21. Can I generate pdf of my submitted case report?
Yes, you can generate pdf of your submitted case report.
22. Can I showcase my submitted case report at my own website?
Yes, you can showcase your accepted case report on your own web page. You can use new article widget to display new CCRH- HCCR portal successfully accepted cases on your own webpage. Once you have pasted the code onto your website, the widget will automatically pull your successfully accepted case from the CCRH- HCCR portal that you have requested and display them on your webpage.
It is easy, you have to just select the number of cases that you would like to show and click “GENERAL CODE AND PREVIEW” This generates the code for you to copy and paste into your html website and shows you a preview of what the articles will look like on your webpage. If you have any further queries, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Submission of a case study on this website does not reflect endorsement or approval by the CCRH or Ministry of AYUSH. Information displayed on the CCRH- HCCR portal is as uploaded by case study registrant. The CCRH does not take responsibility of the legal, ethical and scientific validity of the submitted information.