Information Management at KI

The project "Information Management at KI" aims to implement KI's Information Management Strategy, developed during spring 2019. The purpose of the strategy and its implementation is to create common and established ways forward for management of information and data at Karolinska Institutet.

Background

In the fall of 2018, KI initiated a project aiming to evaluate the current information management performance, while at the same time suggesting a strategy on how to improve KI's information management over the coming years.

Information management is a concept referring to all processes and technical hard-/software that supports management of data and information at Karolinska Institutet.

The new information management strategy has a broad scope, targeting both challenges within KI's delivery and government of IT services, and KI's data management in research and education activities.

Project objectives

The overall objective of the project is to initiate the implementation of KI's strategy for information management, and to ensure the internal organisations' capability to continue the development of information managment activities. The strategy's prioritised areas are:

Sufficient IT-governance and endurance in change management

By establishing a steering IT council or changes in the IT delivery, and by working systematically with the monitoring and management of IT changes, KI will be able to withdraw an increased value out of ongoing and future change projects.

Flexible, transparent and secure IT services

Through a developed and refined offering, continued coordination of IT operations and active management of information and IT security, KI will acquire a more situation adapted and safe delivery of basic IT-services. 

Structures for development av education environment and student dialogue

The classrooms will be digitalised and virtualised, and KI will build competence in utilising data on students' learning habits and performance, in order to adapt educational pedagogics and communication towards students and alumni.

Management of research data and information along the research process

KI will build capabilities for supporting research groups in their data management along the research process, from study design and data collection, via data processing and analysis, to making data accessible and archiving of the data.

A coherent infrastructure with Region Stockholm, and efficient cooperation in national and international associations

Through an active and a focused participation with the region to build the future health care information environment (FVM), KI will contribute to making IT environments and processes around clinical research and education more integrated between Region Stockholm and KI. Mandate and responsibility for national cooperation will be clarified.

Plan and organisation

The implementation programme started in september 2019. The strategy's timeframe is 2019-2022, and the programme will keep running until the point where KI's internal organisations have built the capacity to take the responsibility for continued strategy implementation.

The activities within the programme are prioritized and determined by the steering committee, and implemented under the managament of the programme management team.

Some activities are handled by the internal organisation, and some are managed in the form of a project within the programme.

Contact

The project is owned by Vice President Anders Gustafsson and Sabine Koch is head of the steering committee.