The Central Council for Research in Unani Medicine (CCRUM) is an autonomous organization under the Ministry of Ayurveda, Yoga & Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy (AYUSH), Government of India. It was established on 30 March 1978 under Societies Registration Act, 1860; however, it started functioning from 10 January 1979. The main objectives of the Council are as follows:

• Formulation of aims and patterns of research on scientific lines in Unani Medicine
• To undertake research or any other programmes in Unani Medicine
• Prosecution of and assistance in research and propagation of knowledge and experimental measures generally in connection with the causation, mode of spread and prevention of diseases
• To initiate, aid, develop and coordinate scientific research on different aspects, fundamental and applied, of Unani Medicine, and to promote and assist institutions of research for the study of diseases, their prevention, causation and remedy
• To finance enquiries and researches for the furtherance of the objectives of the Council
• To exchange information with other institutions, associations and societies interested in the objectives similar to those of the Council, especially in the observation and study of diseases in the East in general, and in India in particular
• To prepare, print, publish and exhibit any papers, posters, pamphlets, periodicals and books for furtherance of the objectives of the Council and to contribute to such literature

Central Council for Research Ministry of AYUSH, Government of India