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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Ms Lovisa Kambonde- Immanuel (NCRST),Ms Nina Louw (RMB),Ms Ndahekelekwa Paulus (Winner) 4TH PLACE, Ms Mary Shikukutu (Winner) 2ND PL
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?
Non-Namibian Based Research Institute/Person download below
Research permit will be issued to the following:
Namibian Based Person download below
Research Authorization will be issued in the following manner:
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?
RST Act no 23 0f 2004
RST regulation of 2011
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.