Makerere University acknowledges that funds received from SIDA under the bilateral Research Cooperation enable Ugandan public universities to conduct impactful research, research capacity strengthening, institutional advancement, generate knowledge and promote research uptake for regional development, which is partly supported as part of the EDCTP programme supported by the European Union.

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Research Management Training Workshop

Tuesday, August 16, 2011 - 16:26

Makerere Research Capacity Building Program supported by Sida (Phase III) organized a Training Workshop on Research Management from 1st to 4th August 2011 at Gulu University.

The workshop aimed to impart skills and shared experiences with Master Students, and researchers at Gulu University in various aspects of Research Management to promote quality and effective research as well as building a strong research culture and financial management in Research in Public Universities. Gulu University is the first among the Public Universities to benefit from this training in Uganda under this program.

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A total of 25 academic and administrative staff participated throughout the course duration. On the first day, the discussions centered on the overall issues on Research management, Grant proposals writing, problem identification and justification. These issues are key in success of grant proposals.

On the following meetings, participants were taken through qualitative and qualitative research paradigms, research ethics and case studies. The key issues in the proposal writing and project management were discussed as well.

Participants were also taken through the process of library resources for research.

At the end of the workshop, an evaluation showed that the expectations were met; the content and materials used were adequate to improve research management skills of the academic staff in favor of research and publication. A number of suggestions and recommendations were made for emphasis in the subsequent workshops.

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