University Research Office (URO)

The URO shall have three Units: Research Development and Support, Research Management and Research Ethics and Integrity.

4.1.1 Research Development and Support Unit

i. Assist researchers to develop fundable research proposals;
ii. Compile and maintain databases on grant providers;
iii. Support the researcher in securing funding from external sources;
iv. Compile and maintain databases of raw data generated by all research project in the University.

4.1.2 Research Management Unit

i. Implement the research policy of OAU;
ii. Identify the set research priorities;
iii. Administer the disbursement of research fund;
iv. Produce an Annual Research Report;
v. Coordinate, monitor and evaluate research activities.

4.1.3 Research Ethics and Integrity Unit

The principal functions of the Research and Integrity Unit shall be to:

i. Coordinate and monitor procedures on research using human subjects and animals;
ii. Monitor policies relating to research conduct and integrity;
iii. Supervise compliance with ethical regulations guiding research;
iv. Assist researchers in research and instruction related compliance concerns;
v. Ensure that animal care facilities are maintained in compliance with policy regulations;
vi. Provide administrative support for the relevant ethical review boards;
vii. Prepare and submit annual reports to the Director.