The Research Department is within the Clinical Affairs Directorate, which coordinates administration of all clinical research procedures and processes (operational management of research system) as well as research grants administration and external research collaboration. Key functions include:

  • Development of clinical research policy, standard operating procedures (SOPs)
  • Ensuring research compliance through its coordination of the work of the Research Committee and the PHCC Independent Ethics Committee (IEC/IRB)
  • Designs, undertakes and coordinates all PHCC staff research training and capacity building in collaboration with the Department of Workforce Development and Training
  • Supports the delivery of Primary Care Conferences