Research & Resources

Ass Prof. Stefan Jansen, PhD
Ag. Director of Research & Innovation

Welcome to the Directorate of Research & Innovation

• Vision
To be a leading University that develops highly enterprising graduates prepared and dedicated to building a more just and sustainable society locally, nationally and globally, with appropriate innovations that advance the quality of life.
• Mission
To support the development of Rwanda by discovering and advancing knowledge, committed to the highest standards of academic excellence, where students are prepared for lives of service, leadership, and solutions.
• Research-specific Objective
To create applied, evidence-driven, research centres focused on problem solving, aligned with Rwanda’s development needs.
2. UR-CMHS Institutional Review Board (IRB)
Ethical Clearance is granted by the UR-CMHS IRB on request after submitting protocols in electronic form at least 2 weeks before scheduled monthly IRB meeting date, to UR-CMHS IRB secretariat email address : researchcenter@ur.ac.rw
3. Rwanda Journal of Medicine and Health Sciences
The Rwanda Journal of Medicine and Health Sciences is a peer-reviewed journal of the University of Rwanda indexed with Africa Journals Online (AJOL), that aims to publish on a quarterly basis (four times a year). The Rwanda Journal of Medicine and Health Sciences publishes articles that have relevance in various health related fields including but not limited to medicine, pharmacy, dentistry, nursing, public health, nutrition, health management and policy, and other health sciences. The Journal accepts quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods studies, evaluated for their scientific rigor and validity. The journal may publish conference proceedings or special editions.
The submission of the manuscript should be done on ScholarOne Manuscripts : https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/rjmhs
To read articles, please visit :
African Journals OnLine, where the Journal is indexed.
Website of Rwanda Journal of Medicine and Health Sciences on UR website.
4. Priority Research Areas
The College of Medicine and Health Sciences conducts research in different fields of medicine and health sciences, with emphasis on key priority areas : communicable diseases, non-communicable diseases, maternal and child health, nutrition, mental health and environmental health.
5. Support Services
The Directorate of Research and Innovation UR-CMHS offers support services to academic staff and students, including :
Regular information on opportunities for research grants and research training scholarships
Support to research groups in grant writing
Support to researchers in manuscript writing
6. Main Research outputs
Each month, ethical clearance is granted to research projects.
Each year, the academic staff of the College of Medicine and Health Sciences publishes at least one hundred articles in peer-reviewed journals
Starting in 2019, Rwanda Journal of Medicine and Health Sciences is published on a quarterly basis.


Mr. Emile Nisingizwe

Research and Innovation Officer


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