All the Colleges and institute of NUMS are adviced to establish the Institutional Research Office (IRO) with dedicated research associates and staff to facilitate faculty/students research activities/projects and coordinate with the office of research, innovation and commercialization (ORIC).

The main aim is to enhance the pace of research work in the college/institute and facilitate the clinical faculty in the conduct research with the goal of promoting the culture of the institutes. The research team will help in the conductance research workshop, faculty development, research data collection from different departments, preparation and approval of research projects from instuition's ethical review board. The required numbers of qualified research associates and office staff may be employed according to the research scope of the institute. Principal/Commandant/Dean of the college/institute will provide funding of research associates/ staff, office expense and postgraduates students projects from local resources and sponsorship.

The IRO objectives are to

  • Co-ordinate the research activities of college/institute with ORIC NUMS.
  • Provide research facility to the faculty members and students to conduct high quality research in the institute.
  • Provide guidelines for research proposal and library facilities including on-line journals
  • Identification of potential sources of research funding within country and abroad
  • Assist the faculty and students for approval of a grant of research proposals according to the potential funding agencies
  • Train the human resource in research methodology, statistics and medical writing
  • Provide expert advice, analytical techniques and instrumentation service to researchers.
  • Monitoring the progress of on-going projects and send reports to ORIC in time.
  • Collect, synthesize, and analyze institutional data to fulfill mandatory reporting requirements and support University decision-making.


The research office is headed by a senior PhD/ FCPS qualified faculty member of the colleges/institutes as “head of Research office at institution”. He will establish the office with research team and ensure smooth conduct of research in different medical disciplines with existing faculty expertise and infrastructure at the Institution.