|Snapshot: Developing Research Uptake Capacity at the University of Ibadan|
|Friday, 25 July 2014 16:27|
Dr. Eme T. Owoaje, Director of the Research Management office at University of Ibadan discussing the formalizing of Research Uptake at the University.
Formalizing Research Uptake at the university
At the University of Ibadan(UoI) Research Uptake activities are integral to activities of selected faculties, particularly Agriculture, Public Health, Veterinary Medicine and Clinical Sciences. As a result of the DRUSSA programme these actives are now more formalized.
The Research Management office is geared to keep a record of ongoing Research Uptake activities submitted by researchers.
As per DRUSSA’s programme strategy, a ‘Group of 24’ people from UoI actively collaborate with one another with regards to Research Uptake activities at the university, so as to build and embed Research Uptake skills in the institution. This ‘Group of 24’ has representatives from a spectrum of university faculties, from the Directory of Public Communications, the Library, the Advancement Centre, the Management Information Systems Unit and the West African Research and Innovation Management Association (WARIMA) secretariat.
A committee of six staff members has been set up to draft a Research Uptake Strategy for the University of Ibadan, and there are plans to have this draft in place by late September 2014.
Examples of Research Uptake
Three examples of Research Uptake at UoI are particularly worth noting.
Dr. Eme T. Owoaje is Director of the Research Management Office at the University of Ibadan.