This funding policy is a statement for sustainability of the centre. Funding strategies are presented differently.
Government, Sponsors and Donor Funding
The South African National Centre for Informatics and knowledge management is a non profit organization. Funding for the centre will depend on sponsors, donors and government grant.
Research Project Proposal Funding
The centre will generate income on IKME Research proposals.
Services as Source of Income
The centre generates funding from services that it will offer as indicated earlier in the document. These services will generate funding that will be used to develop the centre.
User Membership Fees
When the centre is operational, institutions both government and private sector may be persuaded to pay a membership fee to use the centre.
Professional Association Fees
The centre is positioning itself to form and manage an IKME Professional Association. IKME professionals who register to the IKME Association will pay subscription fees which will be an income to serve members’ interests and sustaining the association and overhead will be charged from the fees to sustain the centre.
Professional Council Fees
The centre is positioning itself to form an IMKE Professional Council. This council will look into professionalism regarding IKM and developing standards, and code of conduct of IKM professionals. All IKM practitioners will register with the Council before they can be allowed to manage data of any kind. Some of these professionals will be managing confidential and personal information. For some of them will be responsible for managing hospital records with patients records as well as electronic health record hubs when the eHR is in place. Ethics on managing Information and Knowledge is crucial and these are the matters that the centre will look into in developing professionalism.