Strategy and Policies

 

Five-year research plan (2016 – 2021)

Academic year 2016/2017
1. Improve research environment
Objective Plan of action Timeline / Person Responsible Status
1.1. Amend current defects in the college laboratories 1.1.a. Create a new job title “Senior lab supervisor” - that will be in charge for maintain laboratories and regulate the COP research and undergraduate practical activities Dean of College of Pharmacy and AAU’s HR department Done
1.1.b. Make a list of current instruments in each laboratory and put an admin staff in charge of each laboratory Mr Rami Abu Jarad & Chairman of Research Committee Done
1.1.c. Purchase required instruments for each laboratory Mr Rami Abu Jarad, Chairman of Research Committee & AAU purchase department Done
1.2. Initiate a Master program to enrich research environment in the college 1.2.a. Authorizing new Master program Head of pharmaceutical sciences department, Dean of College of Pharmacy Ongoing – Waiting response from CAA
1.3. Organize research activity inside the college 1.3.a Create Research groups inside the college Chairman and members of Research Committee Done – Three research groups has been created
1.4. Enhance External collaboration 1.4.a establish new collaborations with external research groups1.4.b conduct students exchange Head of the research groups and their members Ongoing
Academic year 2017/2018
2.  Establish in-house research projects
Objective Plan of action Timeline / Person Responsible Status
2.1. Enhance internal collaboration 2.1.a. Agree on central project for each research group – funded by AAU Head of the research groups and their members Done – For DDA groupOngoing – for DIF groupOngoing – for CPPP group
2.1.b. Establish a monthly journal club Head of the research groups and their members Done
2.2. Recruit research assistants (RA) 2.2.a. Recruit RA for Drug Design and Action group Chairman and members of Research Committee Done
2.2.b. Recruit RA for Drug Identification and Formulation group Chairman and members of Research Committee Done
Academic years 2018 – 2021
3. Upscale research activity
Objective Plan of action Timeline / Person Responsible Status
3.1 Create a central research lab in Abu Dhabi 3.1.a Local research committee at Abu Dhabi collects information from all faculty members for purchasing all necessary equipment3.1.b Place an order3.1.c Build research facility and Install purchased equipment3.1.d Receive training on each of them Head of local research committee and deputy dean in Abu Dhabi 3.1.a Done3.1.a Done3.1.a Done3.1.a Ongoing
3.1 Recruit Msc students 3.1.a. Dissolve Msc students in the college research groups. Head of the research groups and their members Delayed (waiting for CAA approvals)
3.2. Get funding 3.2.a. Conduct a workshop on how to write a research grant proposal AAU professional development unit Expected in 2020
3.2.b. Get external funding using the preliminary data produced by then for the central projects Head of the research groups and their members One granted (Terry Fox Foundation)


KPIs for research output

1 Key PerformanceIndicators (KPIs) Description Target set by AAU aligned with Benchmark
1 Percentage of publishing faculty members Percentage of college faculty members with at least one research publication per year. 90%
2 Ration of research publication The average number of refereed and/orpublished research per each faculty member per year (total number of refereed and/or published research to the total number of faculty members during the year) 0.90
3  Average Number of Citations per research publication The average number of citations in refereed journals per a research publication 3
4 Number of research grant awarded (from external funding agencies)/year Number of research funding grants received by the college of pharmacy from external national or international funding bodies per year. 1
5 Ratio of research contributions in National Conferences per faculty member per year Number of poster or oral research work presented in national conferences to the total number of faculty members in CoP 0.5
6 Ratio of research contributions in International Conferences per faculty member per year Number of poster or oral research work presented in international conferences to the total number of faculty members in CoP 0.5

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