The University of Jordan (UJ) on Wednesday published its new methodology for scientific research in the latest issue of the Official Gazette, which will lead to the establishment of a Scientific Research Council at the university, UJ’s Dean of Academic Research Shaher Momani told The Jordan Times in a recent interview.
The new system became effective after its publication abolishing the previous system No. 9 of 1998.
“The main objectives of the council will be to coordinate all scientific research within the university, to establish a policy on it, to promote all research activities, and to support and fund projects at the university,” Momani said.
The council will be co-chaired by UJ’s President Ahmi Mahazfa and Momani, while seven members of the faculty staff selected by the board of deans will constitute the new organism, along with two representatives of the local community.
“Furthermore, we are proposing a system of incentives for outstanding investigators at the university, hoping to encourage them to continue to do scientific research,” Momani added.
A research ethics committee will be established within the new Scientific Research Council, with the aim of ensuring that all scholars adhere to the regulations in ethical matters.
“Scientific research often includes experiments with either humans or animals, and we want to make sure that every research involved in this kind of activities is respecting the regulations and acting in an ethical manner,” Momani explained.
Jordan Times: Nov 05, 2017.