University of Jos -Office of Research and Development,(ORD)- About

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ABOUT ORD

The Office of Research and Development, (ORD) was established in November 24, 2010 by the University of Jos Governing Council.
It came from the former Centre for Development Studies, (CDS) where the University employed Research Fellows that conduct researches and present findings accordingly in journals and forums for discussions and implementation. The Centre for Research and Development, (CRD) was the metamorphosis of the CDS. Under this new administration, the CRD opened up researches for the entire University Community rather than have Research Fellows developing the framework of institutional researches.

With the advent of the ORD, all institutional researches are domiciled in the Office: Research Clusters from the Faculties to Departments and individual academic researchers resort to the statutory powers of the ORD.
The key Staff of the Office: Directors, Administrators and Academics have been trained and still undergoing training in various aspects of Research Administration and Management. The trainings both local and international included: The Society of Research Administrators International, (SRA), South African Research and Innovations Management Association, (SARIMA), and the West African Research and Innovations Management Association, (WARIMA).

The Association of Commonwealth Universities, (ACU) and the Carnegie Corporation of New York have also granted the University for the Capacity Development of the Staff of the Office in various areas of Research Administration and Management. This is so as to assist the Academics and Researchers to write fundable research proposals, managing grants, and contributing to the development of the University and society.

B. MANAGEMENT STAFF
The Statute of the Office constituted the Management Committee as follows:
         
  • The Director,      Prof. Dung Pam Sha
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  • The Deputy Director,      Prof. Nelson A. Ochekpe
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  • Assistant Director,      Pre-Award Dr. Charity A. Amienyo
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  • Assistant Director,      Post-Award Mrs. Kachollom C.S Best
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  • Administrative Officer and Secretary of Management Committee, Committee of Research Fellows, and the ORD Board      Mr. Mark G. Kparmak


C. THE ORD ALSO HAS THE FOLLOWING OFFICES: ;
         
  • An Accountant
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  • A Librarian
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  • An ICT Specialist
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  • An Auditor
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  • A Confidential Secretary
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  • Principal Executive Officer
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  • An Office Assitant


D. INSTITUTIONAL REVIEW COMMITTEE, (IRC)
Part of the training the Staff has undergone included Responsible Conduct of Research, hence the reason for the proposal by the Office to establish and Institutional Review Committee that will ensure the integrity of all Researches, ensuring that human and animal subjects in Researches are not abused.

E. RESEARCH POLICY AND STATUTE
The ORD is established by a Statute of the University Act. The Research Policy of the University is available in the ORD and the ORD portal in both hard and soft copies.

F. JOURNAL
The in-house journal of the ORD is Current Issues in Development. It publishes research findings of both Science and Humanities disciplines and currently funded by the Tertiary Education Trust Fund, TETFUND.