Clinical Trial Support

Research Support Centre (RSC) is building a capacity for clinical trial monitoring to help ensure that all clinical studies conducted within the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences are of highest quality standards and are compliant with our local regulatory requirement and international standards: Good Clinical Practice (GCP).

The RSC is currently monitoring four Clinical Trials. These are

  • Children with HIV in Africa Pharmacokinetics and Acceptability Simple Second line Antiretroviral Regime(CHAPAS)
  • Short Intensified Treatment for Children with Tuberculosis Meningitis (SURE)
  • Vitamin D for Adolescents with HIV to reduce musculoskeletal morbidity and Immunopathology (VITALITY)
  • Dolutegravir and Darunavir Evaluation in adults Failing Therapy (D²EFT)

Funding Opportunities

 

Training opportunities for 3 Masters and 6 Ph.D. Fellowships (Cohort 2)

Training opportunities for 3 Post-doctoral Fellowships (Cohort 2)

Enhancing Non-Communicable Disease Research and Innovation Capacity in Harare (ENRICH) is a program funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) at the University of Zimbabwe Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences (UZFMHS) to address the burden of NCDs in Zimbabwe, as an emerging major cause of morbidity and mortality in sub-Saharan Africa. In Zimbabwe, there is a critical lack of competent and independent researchers to monitor the epidemiological changes in NCD risk factor patterns and morbidity.

Click for more on Masters and 6 Ph.D. Fellowships

Click for more on Post-doctoral Fellowships

Application deadline: 31 October 2022

 

 

For Expired funding opportunities:

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Grant Management

RSC has an established grants management services which manages research grants. We provide both pre-award (dissemination of funding opportunities, grant application and submission support) and post award (financial management of grants) support.

Grants Managed by RSC 

Name of Grant Funder Collaborator/s Department Grant Period Grant Amount
Training for Research Excellence and Mentorship in Tuberculosis (TRENT) Programme NIH/Fogarty Regents of the University of California, USA Medicine April 2018 – March 2023 $805,670.00
The Asthma Study NIHR Queen Mary University of London, UK Paediatrics April 2018 – March 2021 £161,462.00
The Friendship Bench GACD Kings College London, UK

University of Washington, USA

Psychiatry July 2018 – June 2021 £339,621.25
Global Health Equity Scholars Fellowship Program NIH/Fogarty Stanford University Psychiatry July 2018 – July 2019 $16,200.00
The TENDAI study: Task shifting to treat depression and HIV medication

nonadherence in low resource settings

NIH/NIMH Kings College London, UK

Massachusetts General Hospital, USA

Psychiatry July 2018 –  March 2023 $1,504,792.50

Information

The RSC website is a hub for research related information. It provides information on funding and training opportunities, advertise the RSC calendar, some of the research events within the College and beyond. In addition, a newsletter is published biannually highlighting the major research activities within the college.

Research Documents

  1. For expectations on Conduct of Research at the College, JREC
  2. For expectations on Clinical Research in Zimbabwe, Medical Research Council of Zimbabwe, MRCZ
  3. For expectations on Conduct of Cinical Trials in Zimbabwe, Medicines Control Authority of Zimbabwe, MCAZ
  4. For expectations on Foreign Researchers and Foreign Research, Research Council of Zimbabwe, RCZ
  5. For free online Research Ethics, trree.org
  6. For Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR), citiprogram.org
  7. For Online Good Clinical Practice (GCP) Course, pharmalessons.com/gcptraining.html
  8. For Interactive Movie on Research Integrity, ori.hhs.gov/thelab
  9. For any Clinical research templates, eg SOP, ICF, Delegation Log Sheet, find below the link of downloadable templates and tools for clinical research which you can adapt:

Research Governance & Compliance

The RSC is contributing to research governance through spearheading the development and implementation of a College Research Policy. It works closely with the College Institutional Review Board (JREC) to strengthen guidelines and standards of good practice aimed at improving the quality of research and protection of the rights, safety and wellbeing of study participants.

Research Support Centre (RSC) is building a capacity for clinical trial monitoring to help ensure that all clinical studies conducted within the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences are of highest quality standards and are compliant with our local regulatory requirement and international standards: Good Clinical Practice (GCP).

The RSC is currently monitoring four Clinical Trials. These are

  • Children with HIV in Africa Pharmacokinetics and Acceptability Simple Second line Antiretroviral Regime(CHAPAS)
  • Short Intensified Treatment for Children with Tuberculosis Meningitis (SURE)
  • Vitamin D for Adolescents with HIV to reduce musculoskeletal morbidity and Immunopathology (VITALITY)
  • Dolutegravir and Darunavir Evaluation in adults Failing Therapy (D²EFT)

Training

Responsible Conduct of Research

Responsible Conduct of Research (Part 1)

The University of Zimbabwe Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Research Support Centre in partnership with Partnership in Education Training and Research Advancement (PETRA) program is delighted to announce a 1-day virtual training workshop on Responsible Conduct of Research: Part 1 on the 31st of March 2022.

Target Group

Researchers, junior faculty, undergraduate and postgraduate students who would like to build skills for research integrity and scientific professionalism. Researchers and Fellows funded by National Institutes of Health (NIH) Programs are specifically encouraged to participate in this workshop.

Application Deadline:   28 March 2022

Kindly download the application form by clicking here  and send it to:

rscsacoreoffice@gmail.com   cc.  progressgomo@gmail.com

Training Calendar for 2022

ce ER2  (GCP)   1-2 March 2021 (Expired)

Research Methodology/Proposal Writing  23-25March 2021

Grants Proposal writing April 2021

Friday Lunch Time Sessions

Health Research Ethics