WHY SHOULD I REGISTER WITH UNCST BEFORE I UNDERTAKE RESEARCH?
It is a legal requirement for all persons intending to carry out research in Uganda to register their research activities with UNCST, and obtain approval. Research proposals must be fully developed.
CAN I APPLY FOR RESEARCH APPROVAL AND PAY A SUITABLE FEE ONLINE?
Applicants may download the RC 1 and RS 6 forms and drop them at the UNCST secretariat. Research administration and clearance fee are only paid in the bank using the UNCST account. This fee is only paid on approval of the research project.
I AM A FOREIGN NATIONAL DO I NEED LOCAL AFFILIATION?
Yes. All foreign nationals are required to get affiliated to a local institution appropriate for the type of research in Uganda. Affiliation is arranged by researchers themselves.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO SECURE RESEARCH CLEARANCE
Research should be cleared with 14 working days, if all the requirements are met.
WHAT ELSE DO I NEED TO DO BEFORE I CARRY OUT RESEARCH
Simplified free booklets on research Registration, Clearance Policy and Guidelines and National Guidelines for Research involving Humans as Research Participants are available for download.
DOES UNCST ACCEPT PROPOSALS FOR FUNDING ANYTIME OF THE YEAR?
UNCSTonly accepts proposals for funding after a call is made through the media and our website.
ARE ALL SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNOLOGICAL FIELDS ELIGIBLE FOR THE STI GRANTS?
The ST&I Grants are awarded in line with the thematic areas that are considered crucial towards economic development of the country; these are clearly spelt out at every grant call.
WHY DOES THE UNCST HOLD MONTHLY INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY (IP) CLINICS?
The IP clinics held every last Thursday of the month are organized to equip scientists, and researcher with pertinent information in regard to protecting their innovations or inventions from being pirated.
WHAT IS THE ROLE OF THE NATIONAL BIOSAFETY COMMITTEE (NBC)?
The National Biosafety Committee (NBC) is an oversight body established to ensure that research, product development, and eventual release of genetically engineered organisms are done in a manner safe to both humans and the environment.
UNDER WHAT RULES DOES THE NBC OPERATE?
The NBC in the execution of its mandate is guided by the Standard Operating Procedures manual (SOPs) of 2012.