Korle Bu Teaching Hospital Research & Development Centre

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Korle Bu Teaching Hospital Research & Development Centre


Research & Development Mission

To develop a focused Research and Development strategy which prioritizes support for RESEARCH and in those areas, which improve care outcomes and institutional performance
1. Develop and sustain the research capacity of the hospital
2. Coordinate and harmonized research activities going on in the hospital
3. Provide evidence-based knowledge that will contribute to the improvement of clinical and non- clinical services in KBTH.
4. Promote critical review and publication of research work.
5. Attract research partnerships to KBTH.

Streamlining research in KBTH
The Research & Development unit shall provide the following services:
a. Registration of research being conducted in the hospital or by KBTH staff prior to KBTH IRB.
b. Provide guidance to researcher to ensure that research is conducted in accordance with KBTH’s research Policy and Guidelines.
c. Promotion of research ethics through workshops/ seminars
d. Provide management or interested individuals with a clear picture of the kind of research going on in KBTH and its impact on the hospital.
e. Provide management with recommendations for harmonizing research efforts to accrue maximum benefits for all involved in line with KBTHs’ vision and mission.
f. Facilitate inter-directorate/ unit conduct of research.

Contact Details
Address: R&D unit, Medical Directorate
Central Admin Block
Korle Bu Teaching Hospital
P. O. Box, 77 Accra, Ghana
Web : http://kbth.gov.gh/research/
e-mail: [email protected]
Phone: + 233-302666766

Procedure for applying for Ethical Clearance from KBTH

1. Carefully follow instructions on the application for Ethical Review of Research form. You may complete the form online or download it and submit a hard copy.
2. For applications submitted online, check your email and print out the confirmation of submission note.
3.Await a letter from the Research Unit indicating that the Department/Study site can accomodate the study.
4. Pay the appropriate registration fees stated on the website and contact the Research and Development Unit  at the Medical Directorate.
Email: [email protected]
5. Proceed to attach the issued certificate to your ethical approval application to the KBTH-IRB.