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2 August 2015
DRUSSA Blogs
RUM in Action Exploring Research Utilisation at the University of Ibadan

Research Uptake is a key responsibility for research managers at universities but very often it is something that is learned “on the job” with little opportunity to reflect on the theory and best practices. Dr Eme Owoaje from the University of Ibadan in Nigeria is a DRUSSA-sponsored MPhil student in Science and Technology Studies (STS) at the Centre for Research on Evaluation, Science and Technology (CREST). She shares her experiences of learning from DRUSSA academic programme, from DRUSSA colleagues and how it influenced her role as the Director of the Research Management Office.

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It`s Happening Here Mbarara University of Science and Technology’s Approach to integrating Research Uptake into Institutional Infrastructures

The Faculty of Medicine at Mbarara University of Science and Technology (MUST) was established in October 1989. It is the largest Faculty in the university and currently has 23 departments and 1200 students. The faculty has a strong community oriented research focus and is the first faculty at the university to set up an Office of Research Administration (ORA). This move feeds into the overall university research strategy that recommends establishing similar offices in each faculty and institute as research administration and uptake management is integrated into university structures, including the planned Centralized Institutional Research Innovations and Management Office (CIRIMO).

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It`s Happening Here RUC2013 to RUC2015: Why have we always taken a team approach?

Reflecting on guiding and coaching the participants in the annual Research Uptake Communication exercise have experienced, Louise McCann chats about how the RUC experience has always been about individuals acquiring and practicing skills in a real-world, team oriented work environment.

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It`s Happening Here Research Uptake at the University of Zambia

DRUSSA Universities are making great progress in institutionalising Research Uptake and supporting faculties in their Research Uptake activities. But within universities the needs of different faculties can be very different, as emerged in an interview with Mazuba Muchindu and Halwindi Hikabasa, lecturers and DRUSSA short course attendees from the University of Zambia.

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RUM in Action DRUSSA Fellowship Programme links Universities and Ministries in Uganda

The DRUSSA Fellowship programme has been in place for six months and is proving to be a worthwhile initiative. We share the experiences of three fellows in Uganda based on articles written for a dedicated blogspot and a further interview with Annabella Habinka, one of the Fellows.

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