To further enhance collaborative efforts, create useful resources, and foster the discussion of research findings, the Enhancing Care Initiative has developed an Intranet referred to as Knowledge Management Applied to International Research and Education (KAIRE). KAIRE uses cutting-edge standards in information technology without requiring users to employ the latest technological infrastructure, to perform frequent maintenance, or to participate in extensive training sessions. This system features many capabilities including email, group discussions, shared document editing, a documents database, chat features, and a group calendar, which are all located in KAIRE’s secure and intuitive interface. KAIRE provides ECI team members and affiliates with a virtual research community for archiving and sharing the latest knowledge about HIV and AIDS care.

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The foundation of KAIRE is software called FirstClass by Centrinity. Users can access KAIRE either by logging on via the Internet (this does not require special software), or by downloading a client copy of the software available for free from Using a client version to access KAIRE provides users with more features not available logging on through the Internet. It also is a available in numerous languages.