Knowledge Management Directorate (KMD) comprises of four teams namely: Biostatistics and Data Management, Information and Communication Technology (ICT), Research Communication and Clinical Epidemiology.
The scope of practices under KMD includes but is not limited to generation of high-quality evidence, proper documentation, archive and codification of the data, information and translation of the knowledge through advanced data management system in order to retrieve and utilize the information and new knowledge that could shape health policy and implementation in Ethiopia and beyond. This includes fostering evidence-based medicine and health care through the application of clinical epidemiology, and providing updated scientific information to researchers. In addition, sharing of information and new knowledge, providing scientific support, reviewing manuscripts and facilitating the publication of completed research projects is also included in the directorate’s scope. The KMD also often provides various short-term trainings to researchers in research methodology, statistical and automated software, data management and interpretation.
The directorate works further to enhance the uptake of research evidence through forums for research dissemination, preparing policy briefs, research digests, scientific and technical institutional reports and devising other research results dissemination mechanisms. It is also the greater ambition of the directorate to enhance the institutional ability to update information easily and support, guide, consult and train researchers in overall usage of current ICT technologies.
The directorate commits to foster innovation by encouraging the culture of evidence generation, proper documentation, archive and codification of the data and information. Moreover, the directorate is working on knowledge translation from the research setting into policy brief to enhance evidence based practices of health services and health care system of the country and beyond.
The scopes of KMD practices in the institution include but not limited to:
- Evidence generation, proper documentation and Codification of information
for utilization in publications, institutional planning and evaluation
- Providing updated scientific information to the research staff
- Sharing of information and new knowledge, providing scientific support, reviewing manuscripts and facilitating the publication of completed research projects.
- Preparing forums for research findings dissemination, preparing policy briefs, research digest, scientific and technical institutional reports and devising other research results dissemination mechanisms.
- Establish an advanced institutional data management system to protect and retrieve information when the need arises to utilize
- Enhance the institutional ability to update information easily
- Support, guide, consult and train AHRI researchers, support staffs and students from partner institutions in overall usage of current IT technologies.
- Foster innovative solutions which evidenced to enable the institute be able to meets its strategic goals.