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NCRST builds capacity of academic reviewers

31 Mar 2016


The National Commission on Research, Science and Technology (NCRST) today hosted an academic Reviewers Training Workshop for NCRST reviewers and potential reviewers of research proposals. The NCRST’s goal is to upgrade effective knowledge and skills to better streamline the evaluation process. The workshop will review the current NCRST guidelines on reviewing the quality of research and innovation proposals as well as reviewer incentives. The workshop has among other things, helped participants to gain the ability to assess the quality of a research or innovation proposals in a professional manner. The workshop is also a platform for reviewers to network with each other and to become better informed of the NCRST’s research proposal reviewing process.

Academic reviewers play a significant role in the evaluation process of the NCRST grant management process, and the organisation depends on a team of reviewers to help assess the quality, scientific validity, authenticity, innovativeness, and usefulness of the research proposals received during each research call. During the workshop, participants from various tertiary institutions engaged in practical exercises which provided skills, encouraged participation and the exchange of information.

During the opening ceremony, Ms Alushe Nditya, Manager: Resource Mobilazation and Grant Management at the NCRST remarked; “The NCRST appreciates the efforts and commitment that reviewers dedicate to evaluate research proposals, and in doing so they need to be rewarded accordingly. I sincerely hope that the discussions at the workshop and the information shared, can be applied effectively in your role as reviewers”.