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ERIC Number: EJ976741
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 36
ISSN: ISSN-1539-1590
Strengthening Institutional Research Administration in Uganda: A Case Study on Developing Collaborations among Academic and Research Institutions
Kakande, Nelson; Namirembe, Regina; Kaye, Dan K.; Mugyenyi, Peter N.
Journal of Research Administration, v43 n1 p39-59 Spr 2012
Despite the presence of several funded research projects at academic and research institutions in sub-Saharan Africa, the quality of the pre/post grant award process in these institutions is inadequate. There is a need to strengthen research administration through infrastructural, organizational, and human resource development to match the dynamic research environment and funding requirements. In Uganda, many grant recipient institutions, investigators, and research administrators have limited experience in grantsmanship. The aim of this International Extramural Associates Research Development Award is to develop cadres of research administrators to address current and future National Institutes of Health (NIH) and other funding agencies' policies and procedures, and to strengthen research administrative infrastructure at the Joint Clinical Research Centre, Mbarara University of Science and Technology, Uganda Christian University, Mukono and Ndejje University. This is accomplished through establishing partnerships, strengthening the institutional central research coordination office, and short-term training. The training includes grant writing, submission and award management; public engagement in research; mentorship; research ethics; responsible conduct of research, and applying routine facility data toward quality improvement. This article presents a case study of lessons learned from establishing collaborations for strengthening research administration, such as experiences, challenges, sustainability plans, and recommendations for strengthening research administration. (Contains 1 figure and 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Uganda