Office of Research, Innovation and Commercialization, DUHS

With the establishment of Dow University of Health Sciences (DUHS), Directorate of Research incepted with the aim of growing quality research culture in the institute. Many sections were introduced to strengthen advancement of research culture in DUHS. These includedregistration and approval research proposals by Institutional Review Boards (IRB) and publishing Journal of Dow University of Health Sciences (JDUHS). Faculty research profile and research poster competition were the other stones for growing research culture in DUHS. Besides, introducing graded courses, degree program and occasional trainings assisted to increase the knowledge of research based courses among faculty and students. In 2011, under the directives of Higher Education Commission (HEC) of Pakistan, DUHS developed Office of Research, Innovation and Commercialization (ORIC) while incorporate thelatter two more sections. The ORIC then, adapted policies for augmenting activities related to innovation and commercialization in DUHS. The core elementsof ORIC for faculty and students of DUHS are mentioned below:

  • Research consultation
  • Biostatistical consultation
  • Research writing review consultation
  • Official assistance for approval of research projects by IRB and BASR
  • Foreign scholarship program
  • Publication of Institutional Journal and Abstract Book
  • Unit of Ramadan Fasting Research
  • Academic consultation and teaching
  • Creating database for innovation and commercialization activities in DUHS
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