Faculty members of the University have been sensitised on the Intellectual Property Policy (IPP) and Addendum to Conference Travel Grants at a seminar organised by the Directorate of Research, Innovation, and Consultancy (DRIC).
Opening the three-day programme, the Acting Director of DRIC, Prof. Frederick Ato Armah, said it had become necessary to take faculty members through the two documents because they were expected to conduct research, spearhead innovations and also attend conferences to contribute to knowledge.
IPP & Addendum to Conference Travel Grants
On the IPP, Prof. Armah said it was to regulate research and research projects in the University whether funded through internal, external means or by faculty members themselves. He said the policy had become necessary because faculty members needed to derive returns from their efforts at generating as well as contributing to knowledge. He explained that the Addendum to Conference Travel Grants was supplementary to the Guidelines for Accessing Travel Grants for Research and Conferences. He added that the Addendum spells out new modalities for the disbursement of funds to faculty members who would be traveling to attend conferences.
A principal Research Assistant at DRIC, Mr. Isaac Nketsiah took participants through IPP whiles Prof. Armah presented on the Addendum to Conference Travel Grants.
Schedule of the Seminar
Faculty members from the College of Humanities and Legal Studies, and the College of Education Studies attended the seminar for the first day whiles the second day was dedicated to the College of Agriculture and Natural Sciences and College of Health and Allied Sciences. Faculty members from the College of Distance Education, Directorate of Academic Planning and Quality Assurance and the Sam Jonah Library participated on the third day.