Research Cell


A Research culture project was started by worthy Principal Maj. Gen. Hamid Shafiq for promoting research culture among faculty and students at HITEC IMS. As part of this project, a multidisciplinary research team was made by nominating focal persons from all departments. This team plays a role in reducing gap between research cell and departments and encourage interdisciplinary research. To facilitate researchers, a research cell was setup in library, well-equipped with latest software for research including SPSS version 28, SmartPLS, NVivo, Endnote and Grammarly. Faculty and students are being trained to use these facilities and carry out high quality researches to benefit community and bring institution to top ranking medical colleges of the country through research activities.


Research cell HITEC-IMS desire to develop a strong research culture based on zeal, ethics, creativity, and honesty among faculty and students and to transform HITEC-IMS into a research hub in the future.


Research cell HITEC-IMS is dedicated to fostering a sustainable and evidence-based culture of creativity and innovation to develop excellence in research by utilizing the strengths of all departments and filling gaps through training, facilitation, and strong leadership.



SPSS provides data analysis for descriptive and bivariate statistics, numeral outcome predictions, and predictions for identifying groups. The software also includes data transformation, graphing, and direct marketing features. The software interface displays open data similarly to a spreadsheet in its main view. The metadata describing the variables and data entries in the data file is displayed with its secondary variable view.


SmartPLS is software with a graphical user interface for variance-based structural equation modeling using the partial least squares path modeling method. Several scholars (s) and academics increasingly use SMART-PLS for data analysis in their research studies. In SEM, a model is tested for the quality of the measures (Measurement Model) and next for the interrelationship between the variables (Structural Model). The session discusses in detail the Measurement and Structural model.


NVivo is a software program used for qualitative and mixed-methods research. Specifically, it is used to analyze the unstructured text, audio, video, and image data, including (but not limited to) interviews, focus groups, surveys, social media, and journal articles. NVivo handles data, including Word documents, PDFs, pictures, database tables, spreadsheets, audio files, videos (imported video files and YouTube content), social media data, and web pages.


Creates, stores, and manages your references/citations. Saves your selected references/citations from online resources (e.g., Library Search, library databases, and Google Scholar) to export them into your EndNote Desktop library. Inserts references/citations from your EndNote Desktop library into your Microsoft Word document, automatically creating a bibliography, so you do not have to do so manually. Bibliographies are created in your chosen referencing style (e.g., APA 7th ed., RMIT Harvard, IEEE, Vancouver, AGLC4, Chicago, etc.).


Grammarly’s product ensures that everything you type not only upholds accurate spelling, punctuation, and grammar but is also clear, compelling, and easy to read. Grammarly’s algorithms flag potential issues in the text and make context-specific suggestions to help with grammar, spelling and usage, wordiness, style, punctuation, tone, and even plagiarism.

Digital Library

HITEC-IMS library is enrolled with Higher Education Commission for digital library resources. HEC provides access to research papers and e-books across a wide range of disciplines. Accesses to nine International Databases are available on HEC Digital Library. HITEC-IMS Library has free access through HEC also provide us 47 free leading international medical journals.


Turnitin software is widely utilized in academia for plagiarism detection, providing a robust tool to identify and prevent unauthorized use of intellectual property in research. It helps maintain academic integrity by comparing submitted work against an extensive database of academic content, highlighting potential instances of plagiarism. Additionally, Turnitin aids researchers in ensuring the originality of their work, promoting a culture of academic honesty and fostering the creation of high-quality, authentic research.


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Founders of Research Cell

Prof Maj Gen (R) Hamid Shafiq HI (M)

Principal HITEC IMS

Brig. Prof. Nasser Rashid Dar

Vice Principal HITEC IMS

Prof. Dr. Asma Hafeez

HOD of Anatomy

Dr. Bushra Anwar

Assistant Professor Community Medicine

Research Team Role Faculty Members nominated
1. In-charge Research & Development Unit Prof. Wajiha Mahjabeen (Pathology)
2. IRB & ERC (Faculty Panel) 1.      Maj. Gen. Hamid Shafiq (Chairperson)

2.      Prof. Wajiha Mahjabeen, Pathology (In-Charge Research & Development Unit)

3.      Brig. Prof. Farhat Bhatti, Pathology (Scientific Member)

4.      Prof. Asma Hafeez, Anatomy (Scientific Member)

5.      Prof. Aashi Ahmed, Community Medicine (Scientific Member)

6.      Dr. Salma Ambreen, DME (Scientific Member)

7.      Brig. Javid Hassan Hashmi, Director Adm & Ops (Non-Scientific Member)

8.      Mr. Noman Bashir (Non-Scientific Member, record keeping)

9.      Mr.Naeem Afzal (Teacher Islamic Studies, Non-Scientific Member)

3. IRB & ERC (Students Panel) 1.      Maj. Gen. Hamid Shafiq (Chairperson)

2.      Prof. Wajiha Mahjabeen, Pathology (In-Charge Research & Development Unit)

3.      Prof. Asma Hafeez, Anatomy (Scientific Member)

4.      Dr. Anwar Bibi, Community Medicine (Scientific Member)

5.      Dr. Mahwash Jamil, Gyne/ Obs (Medical Practitioner)

6.      Brig. Javid Hassan Hashmi, Director Adm & Ops (Non-Scientific Member)

7.      Mr. Hafiz Fawad Tariq (Non-Scientific Member, record keeping)

8.      Mr.Naeem Afzal (Teacher Islamic Studies, Non-Scientific Member)

4. Research Advisory Committee 1.      Maj. Gen. Hamid Shafiq (Chairperson)

2.      Prof. Asma Hafeez, Anatomy (Associate Dean Basic)

3.      Brig. Nazir Ahmed Malik, PAEDS (Associate Dean Clinical)

4.      Prof. Dr. Syed Wasim Akhtar, Neurology (In-charge Training Cell)

5. In-charge Visitor Research Forum Prof. Aneeqa Shahid (Physiology)
6. In-charge Data Analysis Unit Noman Bashir ( Research Cell)
7. In-charge End-User Unit Prof. Aneeqa Shahid (Physiology)
8. In-charge Faculty Research Center Prof. Wajiha Mahjabeen (Pathology)
9. In-charge Students Research Center Prof. Wajiha Mahjabeen (Pathology)

Students Research Society Role Student Members nominated
1. President Hafsa Khalid, 5th Year MBBS
2. General Secretary Moeed Azwar Bhatti, 3rd Year MBBS
3. Vice Presidents 1. Ali Sherazi, 4th Year MBBS
2. Rabia Khalid, 3rd Year BDS

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