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Welcome to the National Commission on Research, Science and Technology.

Fostering Excellence through Knowledge and Innovation

"As we go forward, we will seek to be transactional in maintaining and strengthening the governance architecture, but we will also be transformational as we prepare the citizens for the new economy that requires the development of new parameters in education, innovation, and enterprise", - His Excellency, Dr Hage Geingob, President of the Republic of Namibia

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Research Registration Services

 

Welcome to Research Registration Services

The National Commission on Research, Science and Technology (NCRST) is mandated to implement the legal frameworks to monitor and safeguard the conduct of research in Namibia. The registration of research institutes and monitoring of research and related activities is one of the NCRST's core mandates as stated under Section 20 and 21 of the RST Act No. 23 of 2004 and Part 3, Section 9 of the RST Regulations of 2011.

All research institutes and persons intending to carry out research are required to register with NCRST and obtain a written authorization in terms of section 21(a) of the RST Act.

Research certificates/permits are granted at national level to facilitate access to research resources within the country.

Who should register?

  1. All Namibian Based Research Institutes (public or private) who carry out research or as part of their duties;
  2. All Namibian Based Research Person not affiliated to any research institute intending to do research in Namibia;
  3. Non- Namibian Based Research Institute/Person intending to do research in Namibia;
  4. All Namibian based person studying abroad and intend to do research in Namibia;
  5. Non- Namibian based person collaborating with Namibian based research institute/researcher;
  6. In all cases where the research involves acquiring information/data from the Country or Public and Government organizations.

 

Non-Namibian Based Research Institute/Person download below

Research permit will be issued to the following:

  1. Non- Namibian based research institute/researcher intending to do research in Namibia;
  2. All Namibian based researcher studying abroad and intend to do research in the country;
  3. Non- Namibian based researcher collaborating with Namibian based research institute/researcher.

 

Namibian Based Person download below

Research Authorization will be issued in the following manner: 

  1. All Namibian based research person not affiliated to any research institute intending to do research in the country.
  2. A research institute based in Namibia which has been issued with a research certificate MUST apply for a written authorization for specific research projects to be undertake and for collection of research samples. 

 

Namibian Based Research Institute download below

A research certificate will be issued to all Namibian Based Research Institute (public or private) whose mandate is to do research or as part of their daily duties.

Application fee structure

Please see Research, Science and Technology regulation of 2011(download) Annexure A. Payment should be made only when applicant receive an invoice from NCRST upon submission of completed application forms.

How to register?

  1. Download the relevant application form below 
  2. Complete the form and send back to info@ncrst.na
  3. For any enquiries contact info@ncrst.na

Legislation

RST Act no 23 0f 2004

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RST regulation of 2011

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Application forms

Application forms for a research permit for Non-Namibian Based Research Institute/Person.

Application forms for a research authorization for Namibian Based Research Person.

Application forms for a research Certificate for Namibian Based Research Institute.