The African Academy of Sciences (AAS)



The African Academy of Sciences (AAS) - Ongoing

Supported in providing three case studies illustrating the research management functions at three institutions in Africa through:

  • Describing the current state of the research management in each of the three institutions
  • Describing the role (if any) the institutional leadership played in developing the service, and its current profile with senior management
  • Describing the structure and position of the function
  • Describing the resources available for research management, where these come from within the institution budget
  • Describing the recent history of the function, including major changes for at least the past 10 years, what motivated the changes and the barriers faced, and how these were overcome
  • Describing the extent to which research management services are known and utilized
  • Describing the cadre of research management staff, and professional development opportunities available.