CIR office


Using cloud-based collaboration and project management software (WRIKE), we organize all community-integrated field research-related activities between internal and external stakeholders. The CIR team provides logistical support, mediation during community entry, and training of field workers. In addition, all activities are captured in the CIR database that enables ongoing monitoring and evaluation of all community-integrated research activities. 


The CIR office further manages our up-coming workshops and consultation services. These include:

  • AUTHeR’s Qualitative research workshop series. 
  • ATLAS.ti workshops. 
  • Individual consultations for qualitative research methodology and community-integrated research.


The team

Dr Christi Niesing – Academic manager

Ms Joyce Matsietso – CIR management and WRIKE support

Ms Mildred Thomas – Field research

Mr Müller Spies - Monitoring & Evaluation

Ms Karlien Smit - Implementation of expertise

Mr Kumbewe Liwewe - Technical support


Please follow link to request forms.


For further information contact Ms Joyce Matsietso.