Chair: Dr Anjum HalaiApproved and endorsed by the BoT in 1998, the University Research Council carries forward and supports the research mission of AKU by:
Developing the University's research focus via a thematic approach
Monitoring of research integrity
Developing research policies and guidelines
Conducting an annual review of research activities.
Given the diverse geographical positions of AKU, the URC ensures that research-related policies are applicable across all campuses.
The URC has a number of standing committees to accomplish its tasks. These are as follows:
Committees for Ethics Review in Pakistan, Kenya, Tanzania and United Kingdom
Ethics Committee for Animal Care and Use in Pakistan
Health and Safety Committees (under development)
Dr William Macharia, Clinical Sciences (East Africa)
Dr Ibrahim Sendagire, Clinical Sciences (East Africa)
Dr Rumina Hasan, Clinical Sciences (Pakistan)
Dr Saeed S Hamid, Clinical Sciences (Pakistan)
Jack Fernandes | Secretary, URC
Assistant Manager, Research Office