Medical Research Centre

Definition

The Medical Research Centre is a standalone unit with the mandate of conducting medical research for health interventions.

What We Do

The Medical Research Centre (MRC) conducts research in several areas and provision of technical and advisory research services, as well as any assistance to local and international clients/investigators/sponsors who might need technical support or collaboration in health research implementation. MRC, through the established hospital-based clinical research sites, works in close cooperation with Rwandan health facilities to host clinical research/trials.

  • Research project proposal development and grant writing
  • Networking (linkage of researchers, private partnership, government institution, NGOs, R&D Industries, Pharmaceutical Companies, etc) to produce excellent research and innovation projects
  • National Health Research Review
  • Mediating research compliance with standards, guidance and good practices (i.e. GCP ICH, GCLPs, GLPs and GMPs, etc) within Rwandan health facilities
  • Health research implementation and delivery
  • Management of “District Operational Research Challenge Fund” – DORCF
  • Human Resource Capacity Building and Transformation in Clinical Research
  • Young research career development (hosting interns from academic institutions who want to build their career in health research)
  • Driving Evidence-Based Health Care and Data to Policy initiatives through Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses to Inform Public Policy Decisions

Vision

To make Rwanda a destination of choice for conduct of advanced medical research / clinical trials, application of cutting-edge based technology into health research and translation into country-specific interventions and clinical practices across the world.

Contact

Dr Pacifique NDISHIMYE
Acting Director of Medical Research Centre
Tel: +250789186393
Email: pacifique.ndishimye@rbc.gov.rw

Did You Know?

We work with other research institutes, academics, and business communities to promote and facilitate national and international collaborations and use their networks and influence to build new partnerships that produce excellent research and innovation in health sector.