As HEIs across the region are increasingly working towards shifting from being teaching universities to becoming more of holistic universities where research is perceived as one of its core business that is central to its mission and to building its reputation; there has been a growing recognition for the need to establish research performance management frameworks and systems to fit the complex and dynamic research environment universities operate in. This program which is typically offered over 14 learning hours and aims at exploring various frameworks and methods for assessing research to ensure both quality and value added. It will closely examine aspects related to people, processes and systems which are essential to research excellence and consider different systems adopted by leading research institutions. It will develop an understanding on the development of research management metrics and consider how research related data can be collected, analyzed and used.

Target Audience
This program is intended towards academic leaders who as part of their responsibility provide leadership for the design, development and implement of research within their respective institution or specific school/college. This includes but is not limited to: Vice Presidents and Deans of Research and Graduate Studies, Deans & Heads of Departments of Colleges and Schools, Directors of Research Center as well as those involved with community engagement.