Research Capacity Building for Development: Resources for Higher Education Institutions is a product of a new strategic partnership between Universities and Higher Education Institutes in Ireland and their counterparts in Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania and Uganda. The Irish African Partnership for Research Capacity Building (IAP) focus on Research Capacity Building is driven by recognition of the potential of the higher education and research sectors to contribute to achieving the Millennium Development Goals.
This book is a resource for all those concerned with Research Capacity Building. In addition to discursive chapters that provide background and context to this field, expert contributors from Ireland and Africa offer their insights into best practice in six thematic areas – research management, research bid writing, research finance, human resources, postgraduate research and ICT in Research Capacity Building. Models for the conduct of practical workshops on these themes are also included. Additional electronic resources are provided via the CD which accompanies this book. Readers should also consult the integrated open access research repository within the IAP Web Portal at which also accommodates discussion forums, a research register and a digital repository.