Research & Inventions

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Centre for Research & Inventions (CRI)

About CUAB Centre for Research & Inventions

Our mission is to promote and encourage research activities (in an atmosphere of equity, justice and, peace) that will provide quality and functional scholarly information for innovative ideas and inventions that can translate to knowledge economy and provide solutions to challenges of human and animal diseases, food security/sustainability, environmental protection, bio-safety/bio-security and genomic pool conservation.

Preamble

In addition to providing for development of human capacity for global socio-economic needs through quality and functional university education, Crescent University also gives priority to efforts that will promote the advancement of quality research and innovative ideas. Therefore, the establishment of the Centre for Research and Inventions (CRI) is an act of need for positive engagements in the direction of the advancement of responsible leadership and governance, human capacity development in research and innovations, focused development of knowledge for sustainable economy and humanity, respect for human and animal rights and the ecosystem.

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Vision

To contribute to the advancement of human consciousness needed for the preservation of nature and the earth for sustainable habitation and providing solutions to human socio-economic challenges towards global political stability and peace.

Mission

To encourage research activities that will provide quality and functional scholarly information for innovative ideas and inventions that can translate to knowledge economy and provide solutions to challenges of human and animal diseases, food security and sustainability, environmental protection, bio-safety/bio-security and genomic pool conservation.

Our Specific Objectives

  • Generate and facilitate ideas for progressive and effective implementation of the philosophical elements of the Vision and Mission of Crescent University on research, innovative ideas and inventions.
  • infuse and encourage a culture of research and innovative ideas as a demonstration of academic competence and scholarship of international standards.
  • Collate Crescent University research inputs and outputs and share with local and international audience and colleagues.
  • Promote advancements in research with conscious regard and respect for human and animal rights, protection of personal data information, and conservation of nature and gene pool.
  • Provide a platform for dissemination of research outputs in Crescent University for interaction with government establishments and industrial communities for possible socio-economic and commercial applications and interventions.
  • Promote competitive research activities, recognise and reward scholarship and productivity.
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  • Promotion of awareness and education on research protocols and ethics through lectures, seminars and workshops especially among up-coming academic staff.
  • Organising periodic exhibition of notable research outputs and inventions including participating in externally organised exhibitions and competitions.
  • Packaging notable research outputs and invention for possible patents and other commercial explorations.
  • Collating and disseminating information on research grants and conference/fellowship sponsorship opportunities, including university research grants.
  • Periodic central collation and listing of published research outputs of staff on the website.
  • Dissemination of information on possible research collaboration linkages (local and international).
  • A Research Ethics Committee is in place for this purpose and appropriate protocols to be followed will be published and reviewed as may be necessary from to time. The committee will also be charged with the responsibility of investigating allegations of unethical research misconducts against university staff and make recommendations to the Vice Chancellor if prima facie elements of misconduct are established for possible further necessary actions.
  • Making recommendations for recognition of staff for honour for outstanding research and inventions to the university as may be necessary. A committee will be set up as may be required and the guidelines will be enacted accordingly.
  • Creating and maintaining a dedicated website within the Crescent University network as a platform for local and external communications.
  • Advising the university management as may be appropriate on matters and policies relating to the promotion of research and innovative ideas for the socioeconomic advancement of humanity and conservation of the environment.

Plagiarism and Ethical Clearance Forms

Please Find Below Links for Plagiarism and Ethical Clearance Forms

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