DRIC was established in August, 2013 following the development of a research agenda for the University of Cape Coast for the period 2012 – 2017. DRIC replaces the Consultancy Unit and as such inherits its status as a registered member of the Ghana Association of Consultants (GAC. 0182). The mandate of DRIC is to oversee Consultancy Services engaged in by individuals and groups in the University; implement the University’s research agenda; and create conducive environment to nurture creativity and innovation.