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National Institute for Medical Research

Muhimbili Medical Research Centre

HRITD Department


Health Research, Information Technology and Documentation (HRITD) Department

Health Research, Information Technology and Documentation (RITD) department was established as one among the five departments of NIMR – Muhimbili Centre to facilitate the management of centres’ health research information generated, documentation and information technology affairs. Currently, the department has 4 staffs; Head of Department, 1 Statistician, 1 IT personnel and 1 medical research scientist.

Overall department responsibilities are;

  • 01. Documentation for the overall centre reports (Quarterly and Bi-annual reports) for submission to the NIMR headquarters and Ministry of health
  • 02. Organizing an archiving system including archiving centre documents including reports and publications made by staff members
  • 03. Management of a long-term information storage strategy
  • 04. Documentation of the lessons learned and success stories of the centre
  • 05. Retrieving documents upon request.
  • 06. With technology playing an increasingly important role in the development and success of modern businesses, it’s critical that IT teams should ensure that;
    • • All employees have the technology they need to get their job done, from a reliable working devices and VPN access, to up-close coordination with other departments like HR or finance for data protection and security
    • • Running regular checks on network and data security
    • • Identifying and acting on opportunities to improve and update software and systems
    • • Conducting regular system audits
    • • Running and sharing regular operation system reports with senior staff
    • • Overseeing and determining timeframes for IT projects including system updates, upgrades, migrations and outages
    • • Plan, organize, control and evaluate IT and electronic data operations.
  • 07. Mentor and supervise staff