The DMU's main aim is providing support of data management and analysis aspects to programs research activities.
To achieve the department’s main objective, the DMU ensures that the following activities are carried out effectively and efficiently; data storage, retrieval, secure modification, database integrity and maintenance.
The DMU works in close collaboration with the study teams in designing and developing Programs research databases.
To improve accuracy of the data sets, the DMU employs double data entry system, further logical checks are carried out using mainly STATA software and inbuilt query generators within the database systems.
At the same time the DMU is involved in offering training to the PI’s and other interested staff members in the basic principals of database and statistical systems.
As much as operating “locally/in house” developed database systems, the DMU is also conversant with EDC (online) systems as these are also used in capturing data for the clinical and vaccine trials studies.