Research Committees

COUNCIL FOR GRADUATE STUDIES AND RESEARCH (CGSR)

The Council for Graduate Studies and Research (CGSR) was established in January, 2017 under the Deanship of Graduate Studies and Research (DGSR) with the mandate of developing policies and procedures for significantly enhancing the quality, relevance, volume, and impact of research carried out at AU and for enhancing the effectiveness of existing graduate programs and development of new graduate programs. It shall take all necessary steps to promote research and graduate studies at AU.
 
A sub-council has been formed at Fujairah campus of Ajman University. Its operations are supervised by the Deputy-Dean of Graduate Studies and Research stationed at Fujairah Campus who is appointed by the Director of Fujairah Campus in consultation with the Dean of Graduate Studies and Research. The CGSR sub-council at Fujairah Campus shall include a member from each college as appointed by the Deputy-Deans of the Colleges at Fujairah Campus.

The Council and sub-council members will contribute to achieving the vision, mission, and goals of the Deanship of Graduate Studies and Research. They will play a leading role in promoting graduate studies and research in their respective colleges.

CGSR Members

Dr. Kamran Arshad (Chairman)

Dean of Graduate Studies and Research

Prof. Zeinelabidin Rizk Deputy Dean, Graduate Studies and Research
Prof. Abdelsalam Salmi College of Law
Dr. Fadi Jaber College of Engineering
Dr. Maha Abdulmageed Attia College of Mass Communication and Humanities
Dr. Mohd. AL Taher College of Education & Basic Sciences
Dr. Sam Thomas College of Dentistry
Dr.Muhammad Hanif College of Business Administration
Dr. ElShaima Arafa College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences
Dr. Rao Naveed Bin Rais College of Information Technology
Dr. Sanjay Sood College of Medicine
COLLEGE RESEARCH COMMITTEE (CRC)

A College Research Committee (CRC) has been formed in each college. Each College Dean is responsible for the composition of the CRC of her/his college. It shall have at least one member from each department in the college. The purpose of CRC is to take all necessary actions to promote research in the college including internally- and externally-funded research. These actions include development and implementation of procedures for internally-funded research projects, mechanisms for projects’ evaluation and payment of compensation to researchers for externally-funded projects, establishing and maintaining contacts with external funding sources, spreading awareness among all faculty members about research funding opportunities, providing administrative support to faculty members for obtaining external funds, and continual follow-up of research projects. The CRC shall encourage and support all research activities in the college.

The CRCs shall be responsible for implementing the policies and procedures of the DGSR and CGSR in their respective colleges, evaluation of submitted research proposals, making recommendations to the DGSR to fund the selected research projects, and reviewing the progress and final reports of funded projects. The CRC, under the guidance of the College Dean, shall develop strategic research plan and policy for the college including the research objectives and KPIs. The CRC of each college is responsible for developing clearly formulated and measurable research criteria against which faculty members will be assessed.

Heads of CRCs

Dr. Sam Thomas College of Dentistry
Dr. Mohd. Elmagzoub Eltahir College of Education & Basic Sciences
Dr. Fadi Jaber College of Engineering
Dr. Maha Abdulmageed Attia College of Mass Communication and Humanities
Dr. Moayad Shehwan College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences
Dr. Rao Naveed Bin Rais College of Information Technology
Dr. Najlaa Flayyih College of Law
RESEARCH ETHICS COMMITTEE (REC)

A Research Ethics Committee (REC) has been formed under the DGSR to ensure that research work involving human or animal objects follows specified University guidelines. The guidelines and procedures developed by REC are in accordance with all applicable national and international standards. These policies and guidelines have been approved by AU’s Council for Academic Affairs (CfAA). The Dean of Graduate Studies and Research shall appoint the Head of REC with the approval of the Vice-Chancellor for Academic Affairs (VCAA).

All research work conducted at AU that requires ethical approval of the research project must obtain a Certificate of Ethical Clearance (CEC) from the REC before initiating the project. This requirement is applicable to both funded and non-funded projects.

REC Members

Dr. Mohammad Waseemul Islam (Head) College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences
Dr. Raghad Hashim College of Dentistry
Dr. Shubi Thomas College of Dentistry
Dr. Sanah Hasan College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences
Dr. Manal Buabeid College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences
Dr. Suzan Mahmoud College of Law
Dr. Afraa Salah College of Dentistry
Dr. Sanjay Sood College of Medicine
COUNCIL FOR GRADUATE STUDIES (CGS)

CGS Members

Dr. Kamran Arshad (Head) Dean of Graduate Studies and Research
Dr. Mohammad Naim Shaker College of Business Administration
Prof. Abdesselam Salmi College of Law
Dr. Mohamed Jaber College of Dentistry
Prof. Sahar Sulaiman College of Engineering
Dr. Moayad Shehwan College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences
Prof. Zein Institute of Env, water and energy
Dr. Mazen Jaradat College of Education

 

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