Action Plan For 2019 to 2020 Academic Year

Action Lead Implementer Month Year Other Responsibility Remarks
Organise Seminar on Grantsmanship, Multi-disciplinary Research Collaboration and Academic Excellence (Prof Isaac Luginaah, Canada Research Chair, Western University, Canada) Director August, 2019 Assistant/Research Fellows
Organise open science/access and research data management workshop for DRIC staff Director August, 2019 Assistant/Research Fellows
Organise Research Awards (RAG) Ceremony DRIC Team September, 2019 OVC & DRIC Team
Organise workshop for UCC Journal Editors, Editorial Staff and Potential Editors Director September, 2019 Assistant/Research Fellows
Launch UCC Conference Application Portal Director September, 2019 Assistant/Research Fellows
Receive expert evaluators and implement the Strengthening Higher Agricultural Education for Agri-food Systems Transformation in Africa (SHAEA) Director October, 2019 Assistant/Research Fellows
Develop Grants Compendium for Researchers in African Universities Deputy Director October, 2019 Assistant/Research Fellows
Build capacity of DRIC Staff on Research Administration Tindyi Violet/ Nana Oye Akuffo November, 2019 Assistant/Research Fellows
Develop and launch 2nd UCC Research Report Deputy Director August, 2019 to December, 2019 DRIC Staff
Organise DRIC Management Committee Meeting Director & Administrators December, 2019 DRIC Team
Identify, meet and commission potential Research Champions through horizon scanning and scenario planning (strategic Academic Reward—StAR Scheme) Director December, 2019 DRIC Staff
DRIC/UCC-RUFORUM skill enhancement on project management and interdisciplinary skills for post doctoral fellows and early career researchers (65 participants from RUFORUM universities) Director November, 2019 to December, 2019 Provosts of all colleges, Dean of SoA, DRIC Staff
DRIC/UCC-RUFORUM skill enhancement training in Scientific Data Management PhD students, fellows and early career researchers (60 participants from RUFORUM universities, 40 from UCC) Director December, 2019 Provosts of all colleges, Dean of SoA, DRIC Staff
DRIC/UCC-RUFORUM skill enhancement training in proposal development, scientific writing and presentations (all 60 participants from UCC) Director December, 2019 Provosts of all colleges, Dean of SoA, DRIC Staff
Initiate, implement and Supervise Research Contracts, Consultancy, Innovation activities and processing of research travel grants DRIC Staff August, 2019 to July, 2020 DRIC Staff
Develop and implement real time UCC research output monitor App (UCCROME) Director December, 2019 DRIC Staff/Research Champions
Organise workshop on Grant Proposal Writing (target EU Horizon 2020, UK ESRC, Grand Challenges, NIH, Bill & Melinda Gates) Dr den Ouden/Director January, 2020 Assistant /Research Fellows
Implement, Monitor and Evaluate DRIC Strategic Plan Deputy Director August, 2019 to July, 2020 DRIC Staff
Produce Annual Research Output of UCC (Infographics) Deputy Director January, 2020 DRIC Staff
Index UCC Journals in DRIC and monitor and evaluate annual performance Deputy Director January, 2020 DRIC Staff
Develop module-based research mentorship course for early career & newly appointed faculty Deputy Director February, 2020 DRIC Staff
Establish Research Leadership Course for HODs, Deans and other duty bearers in collaboration with ILF, ACBF and AFReG Director March, 2020 Assistant/Research Fellows
Monitor and Evaluate the implementation of UCC Research Agenda Deputy Director August, 2019 to July, 2020 DRIC Staff
Develop Open Science policy for UCC and sign online open science declaration for universities Director April, 2020 Assistant/Research Fellows
Launch 5th call for Research Support Grants (RSG) and Best Researcher Awards (BRA) DRIC Team April, 2020 DRIC Team
Develop and implement institutional strategy for research data management, ethics and stewardship Deputy Director May, 2020 DRIC Staff
Develop and synchronise infrastructure for research data management including support for researchers in data management planning (C-DAMAA interoprability, etc) Deputy Director June, 2020 DRIC Staff
Launch 1st Lab Venture Challenge for technologies of high commercial potential DRIC Team June, 2020 OVC & DRIC Team
Develop and launch UCC Shared Instrumentation Network (electronic resource for instrumentation, equipment, resources for inter-disciplinary research) DRIC Team July, 2020 OVC & DRIC Team
1st UCC Festival of Ideas (theme – Obey your infinite potentials) DRIC Team July, 2020 OVC & DRIC Team
Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) Summer School Director/Dr Samuel Agblorti August, 2019 to July, 2020 OVC & DRIC Team