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The Office for Research, Innovation and Development (ORID) began operating from the 2010/2011 academic year following the University's Council's decision to separate UG's research functions from the School of Research and Graduate Studies.

ORID absorbed the functions of the Research and Conferences Committee, Publications Committee, External Funds Office, Consultancy Unit and the Research Administration Unit.

It has the specific responsibility of:

  • developing and implementing the University's research policy
  • fund-raising for research
  • ensuring effective distribution and efficient use of research funds, in line with priority areas identified in the University's strategic plan
  • setting standards and ensuring effective dissemination of high quality research output
  • representing the interests of the University in contractual relationships, grant applications and reporting administering contract research
  • establishing systems for ethical clearance
  • registration, patenting and commercialisation of intellectual property