The Board, chaired by the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research, innovation and linkages).


• To develop and recommend to the Senate the research policy of the University;
• To review University research policy and make recommendation to Senate;
• To establish research priorities for the University;
• To address all matters related to intellectual property rights;
• To address all matters related to establishment and implementation of linkages;
• To receive and approve all research proposals and co-ordinate collaborative research projects;
• To make recommendations to Senate on the allocation of funds available for research and travel in connection with research and for traveling to conferences;
• To receive reports from recipients of grants on the use of research funds received from all sources;
• To allocate research funds to individual applicants out of the funds voted by Senate for this purpose;
• To formulate proposals for applications for research funds from external donors;
• To prepare annually budget estimates or a submission for all allocation of funds from the University resources;
• To identify and recommend to the University the establishment of research facilities including laboratories;
• To develop and administer an Intellectual Property Rights policy;