Welcome to the KCRI Applications Portal. This is the central access point to KCRI's application services for KCRI staff and its collaborators and partners.

From here you can access our data management applications, our bioinformatics servers, and our information sharing and collaboration environment.

For all information about KCRI, visit our main web site http://www.kcri.ac.tz/.


The KCRI Applications Portal is accessible from anywhere at http://www.kcri.it/.

All traffic to KCRI applications is secured using SSL.

Some of the applications, when accessed from the public internet, will present a login dialog asking you to authenticate to "KCRI Application Services". Please send an email to the KCRI system administrators (system_admin@kcri.ac.tz) to obtain a username and password.


If you have any questions about the software, do not hesitate to contact us via the contact link provided on this page.

Information Sharing

KCRI's information sharing environment "Share" operates much like DropBox and Google Drive, but is hosted in-house at KCRI. It is based on NextCloud, which is an Open Source on-premise cloud.

KCRI Share allows us to manage and share documents in an easy but controlled way, both within KCRI and with partners outside of KCRI.

KCRI Share is at: https://share.kcri.it.

Data Management


KCRI runs a REDCap server for use by its Data Management Unit (DMU) and external collaborators. Contact our data administrators for access.


OpenDataKit (ODK)

KCRI runs ODK instances for a number of projects that collect data in the field using mobile devices such as tablets and mobile phones.

The ODK Test instance can be used by anyone to try out their forms. The production instances are assigned on request.


KCRI runs a number of OpenClinica (OC) instances for use by its Data Management Unit (DMU). OpenClinica is considered the leading open source clinical trial data management application. Apart from the DMU, our OpenClinica instances are used by researchers for clinical data collection, as well as by external partners running clinical trials in and outside of Tanzania.



  • None (decomissioned 2019)

Bioinformatics Tools

The KCRI Bioinformatics Unit operates a cluster of machines (HPC) which runs among other services the "BAP", a Bacterial Analysis Pipeline developed originally by the Center for Genomic Epidemiology at DTU Copenhagen. It is being further developed jointly by KCRI and DTU, in the context of various collaboration projects.

For access to the cluster, please contact us.


Course material can be found at the links listed below.

Contact Us

We welcome requests for support, bug reports, suggestions for improvement, and any other feedback at system_admin@kcri.ac.tz.

For all information about KCRI, please visit its web site at http://www.kcri.ac.tz/.

Installing KCRI Root Certificate

The information below is kept for reference. Installation of the root CA certificate is no longer necessary as with now use LetsEncrypt.

Installing the KCRI Root CA Certificate depends on browser and operating system. We recommend using the Firefox browser, or a recent version of IE or Safari.

Firefox on Mac OS or Windows

  • Right click to download and save the file KCRI_Root_CA.cer.
  • Open the Firefox settings dialog (Windows: Tools / Options; Mac: Firefox / Preferences).
  • Select Advanced, tab Certificates button View Certificates, tab Authorities, button Import ..., locate the file and click Open.
  • In response to Do you want to trust "Kilimanjaro Clinical Research Institute Root CA" for the following purposes?, check all three boxes, then confirm.

Firefox on Linux

  • Click on this link.
  • In response to Do you want to trust "Kilimanjaro Clinical Research Institute Root CA" for the following purposes?, check all three boxes, then confirm.

Internet Explorer 11

  • Click on this link.
    • If Windows presents a dialog containing an Open button, press the Open button.
    • Otherwise, save the file in your Downloads folder as KCRI_Root_CA.cer; then double click to open it.
  • Press Install Certificate ...
  • Click Next in the wizard.
  • Do not accept the default "Automatically select the certificate store ..." but instead select Place all certificates in the following store, the click the Browse... button.
  • Select Trusted Root Certificate Authorities and press OK.
  • Press Next, press Finish.

Safari on Mac OS

  • Click on this link.
    • If you are prompted on how to open the file, select Keychain Access.
    • If not, then your browser will have saved the file in your downloads folder. Locate the file KCRI_Root_CA.cer and double click to open it with Keychain Access.
    • If that does not work, then start Keychain Access from your Applications folder and open the file using menu option File / Import ....
  • Confirm that you want to add the certificate to your keychain. Your can select either the System or Login keychain.
  • If Keychain Access presents another dialog, press button Always Trust
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