IBRH3AU Management and Roles


Principal investigator/Scientific Director-Prof. Moses Joloba

  • Biorepository staff
  • Daily operations of the biorepository
  • Partnership activities and funding
  • Reporting or accountability to institutions or agencies.

Biorepository Coordinator-Dr. Samuel Kyobe

  • Ensures the quality, safety and traceability of stored data and samples
  • Monitors technical and organizational biorepository procedures
  • Ensures compliance with safety regulations
  • Ensures that resources and infrastructures are adequately stocked
  • Supervises infrastructure maintenance and ensures proper operation and handle requests to access
  • Provides information about the biorepository in consultation with the PI
  • Rectifies, cancels and/or opposes data and data use in compliance with current legislation in consultation with BAC/DAC.

Biorepository Administrative Manager-Ms. Harriet Nakayiza

  • Supervise and justify projects
  • Manage sample requests
  • Coordinator administrative tasks
  • Coordinator information coverage
  • Keep orderly files of internal biorepository documents
  • Provide support to quality committee.

Biorepository Lab Manager-Mr. Henry Musinguzi

  • In-charge of the IBRH3AU biorepository
  • Representing the biorepository in all proceedings and interactions with other stakeholders
  • Ensuring the quality, safety and traceability of data and samples stored at the biorepository
  • Supervising activities carried out at the biorepository and ensure compliance with safety regulations
  • Development of any new techniques
  • Determines the need for new features, equipment and facilities.
  • Identification of user requirements, determining biorepository personnel training/staffing requirements and to sit on the quality committee and provide support to the quality Manager

Data Manager-Mr. Newton Lwanga

  • Administers the biorepository database and website
  • Coordinates sample accessioning and shipment
  • Sample inventory management
  • Responsible for the Data and IT Equiptment management

Quality manager-Mr. Samuel Kirimunda

  • Directs and coordinates the development and maintenance of the Quality Management Systems
  • Manages and conducts regular and focused technical audits of laboratory processes and staff training
  • Evaluates quality control data to determine trends and issues
  • Reports audit results and trends to other members of the management committee
  • Directs development of corrective action plans to address any non-conformance issues identified through quality control audits, customer complaint investigation, or accident investigation
  • Provides training and guidance on corrective actions and ensure plans are implemented, followed and effective
  • Reviews ,approves and maintains the SOPS for current and new testing procedures
  • Collaborates with other management committee members, plan the validation process for new certified procedures and ensure they conform to standard requirements specified by international best practices
  • Evaluates completed validations for scientific validity
  • Oversees the equipment maintenance process required in the Quality Management Plan
  • Provides technical guidance in creating, maintaining and auditing manual and electronic monitoring systems for the proper maintenance of equipment in accordance with the equipment manufacturers.
  • Guides and controls the document control process for the biorepository
  • Provides direction on proper identification ,filling, retrieval and archival processes in accordance with the quality plan and accrediting agencies
  • Provides training on the biorepository's Quality Policy Statement ,Safety Plan and Quality System Essentials to all biorepository staff

In addition to the required roles listed above, the governance structure may also include other roles, performed by individual(s) with the following additional components.
a) Public/community/Participant Advisory Role: This role provides advice to the biorepository on all aspects of the biorepository, with specific emphasis on public, community concerns.
b) Ethics Advisory Role: This role provides advice and if required, oversight in the areas of law, ethics and the public's perception of the biorepository.
c) Oversight of Access Role: This component oversees the processes that govern research access and utilization of the biospecimens and data in the biorepository
d) Scientific Advisory Role: The role provides advice to the biorepository on the scientific plan for the biorepository.