Centre for Research Development and Innovation
Centre for Research Development and Innovation

The Centre for Research Development and Innovation (CRDI) oversees, publicizes, supports and encourages the research endeavors in the Faculty of Medicine Colombo. The CRDI facilitates a plethora of research related training and support services through the committees and divisions which comprise the administrative structure of the CRDI. The center additionally supports evidence-based modifications to practices and policies, as well as research and innovation aimed at enhancing and maintaining human health and wellbeing.

Welcome to the Centre for Research Development and Innovation!
We are thrilled to have you explore our virtual space dedicated to the pursuit of knowledge, creativity, and progress.
At the UCFM we are dedicated to creating an enabling environment that would enable the UCFM community to engage in ground breaking research pushing boundaries, fostering innovation, and making a positive impact on the world.
Whether you are a researcher, student, industry partner, or simply curious about the latest advancements in various fields, we invite you to delve into the wealth of information, resources, and opportunities available on our website and join us on an exciting journey of discovery, collaboration, and innovation. Together, we can shape the future and create a brighter tomorrow for all.

Vidya Jyothi Prof. Vajira H. W. Dissanayake
Dean, Faculty of Medicine
Chairperson, Centre for Research, Development and Innovation

The Centre for Research Development and Innovation (CRDI) was established at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo, by upgrading the Research Promotion and Facilitation Centre (RPFC). The Centre administers, monitors, disseminates, supports and promotes faculty research activities. The CRDI facilitates research and resource development incorporating all the research-related committees and units in the faculty under one roof. The Centre aspires to promote evidence-based change in policy and practice. One major objective of CRDI is to facilitate research and innovations that would improve and sustain human health and well-being.


Colombo Medical Congress 2023

The Colombo Medical Congress (CMC) 2023, a prestigious international gathering, was recently convened under the auspices of the Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo. In collaboration with the Colombo Medical School Alumni Association (CoMSAA), this annual event symbolized the seamless synergy between academic excellence and alumni dedication. Themed “Research Excellence & Beyond: Translating Research into…
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