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Academic Reviewers Training Workshop

03 Nov 2014


The National Commission on Research, Science and Technology (NCRST) conducted a training workshop for academic reviewers last week Friday in Windhoek.


The overall goal of the Reviewers Training Workshop was to upgrade effective knowledge and skills to better streamline the NCRST evaluation process. One of the key activities of the training focused on the guidelines on reviewing the quality of research project proposals, review NCRST current guidelines for reviewers, as well as reviewers’ incentives.


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, 40 participants from various tertiary institutions engaged in practical exercises which provided skills, encouraged participation and the exchange of information.


During the opening ceremony, Dr Diina Shuuluka, GM of Research, Science and Technology Coordination and Support 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”.