The University of Zimbabwe Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences (UZ-FMHS) RSC was established in 2010, as a one-stop centre for research support to faculty and students. The RSC provides research support services that include identification and dissemination of funding opportunities, grant proposal development and submission, award negotiation, project and financial management, and research and research management training (short courses). The RSC operates in close liaison with other university structures guiding and supporting research at faculty and central level. These include Departments, Faculty Research Units and Centres, the Faculty Research Board, the Faculty Research Manager, the UZ Research and Innovation Directorate, the Centre for Postgraduate Studies, and the Bursar’s Office.
The RSC aims to engender a culture of research in the faculty in line with the university’s Education 5.0 ethos and strategic focus of bolstering its recognition internationally as a centre of excellence in research and innovation.