The centre is expected to lead the research on the transmission of the virus and analyse data.
ICMR has detected the presence of Nipah virus in bats in Sulthan Bathery and Mananthavady.
The minister said bats carrying the virus are present in the Sulthan Bathery and Mananthavady areas.
A team from ICMR, which visited Kozhikode, collected bat samples with the help of experts from the animal husbandry department.
As many as 1,288 people who were suspected to be potential contacts of the infected patients were quarantined and tested for the infection, with no positive reports to date
In overcoming the latest outbreak, Kerala also achieved the unprecedented feat of bringing back to life a Nipah patient placed on ventilator.
All the patients including the 9-year-old boy who was critical have tested double negative, Kerala Health Minister said.
Restrictions had applied to 100 wards in 11 local bodies in the district since second week of September.
However, the schools and colleges in containment zones will remain closed and continue to function online.
Two centres at GHSS Beypore have been moved to Kuttichira and Kundungal.