The Qatar National Research Strategy is aligned with Qatar National Vision 2030 and its aim of transforming Qatar into a knowledge-based society. To achieve this aim, Qatar Foundation Research and Development (QF R&D) is striving to establish Qatar as a leading center for research and development excellence and innovation, through world-class research infrastructure, strong and progressive research programs, and the development of exceptional human capital.

The R&D - Workshop Series program is an initiative by the Office of Education, Training and Development at R&D that aims at nurturing the nascent research culture and in developing the capabilities of the active researchers by overcoming the competency gaps related to their work. These series of workshops would also constitute an essential element to enhance research outcomes by allowing scientists to exchange and share information regarding their work and establish fruitful networks amongst them.

  • To ensure the continuous development and sustainability of Qatar Foundation’s research agenda and its human capital.
  • To equip the research staff with appropriate skills for effective operations of science and research activities.
  • To further develop the skills of the Qatar Research Leadership Program’s Management track trainees with the necessary tools and certificates.
  • To meet the needs and objectives of the Qatari Research Institutes and centers.
  • To meet the needs of executives and professionals in R&D.
  • To participate actively in research capacity building in Qatar
  • Upcoming Workshops
  • Previous Workshops

Introduction to Research Administration - 22-23 March, 2017

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  • Enhancing Institutional Research Management With Advanced Analytics - 7-8 Febuary, 2017

  • Effective Strategies in Writing and Research - 30-31 May, 2016

  • Humane care and use of laboratory animal (HCULA) - 2 May, 2016

  • Grant Writing Workshop - 6 - 7 December, 2015

  • Bibliometric Research Evaluation - 18 - 20 May, 2015

  • Building a Research Culture - 1 - 4 December, 2014

  • Intellectual Property & Technology Transfer (IPTT) Workshop - 25 - 26 November, 2014

  • Bibliometric Research Evaluation Course - 17 - 19th June, 2014


The R&D - Workshop Series will attempt to cover the following topics:

Building a Research Culture: This would include, but not be limited to

  • Strategic planning for the growth of research
  • Establishing a research culture
  • Establishing a research management office
  • Development of policies and procedures

Pre-Award Management of research proposals

  • Identification of funding opportunities
  • Proposal writing
  • The peer review process
  • Submission of proposals
  • Award receipt and processing

Post Award Management of awarded proposals with an emphasis on Fiscal Compliance 

  • Understand guiding administrative/fiscal principles and regulations associated with sponsored awards
  • Identify critical information in awards for project setup, monitoring and reporting
  • Describe typical functions of post award and understand basic processes and requirements
  • Understand components of effective post award administration

Regulatory and Ethical Compliance in the Pre-Award and Post Award phases

  • Be able to discern institutional and investigator compliance responsibilities related to sponsored research
  • List the principles of Responsible Conduct of Research
  • Recognize examples of national regulations and guidelines for the management of research compliance
  • Be able to explain noncompliance and its common penalties and consequences

Clinical Trails and Human Subjects Protections

  • Broad based perspective that reinforces communication and transparency among the many institutional aspects of conducting human subject research (research administration, finance, legal, sponsored programs, etc.
  • Introduction to human research protections as a critical component of an institution's research integrity program.

Intellectual Property Policies and Procedures

  • Introduction to research law
  • The rules of managing intellectual property
  • IP and its practical application in research
  • IP issues in grant awards and contract


Technology Commercialization 

  • Overview of technology transfer
  • Mechanism of tech transfer
  • Economic impact of technology transfer
Bibliometric Evaluation and Impact Assessment of Research Outcomes
  • Bibliometric knowledge and skills needed to interpret bibliometric statistics properly and usefully.
  • Citation analysis, network analysis and science mapping, rationales and methodology as well as limitations
  • Advanced bibliometric indicators and VOSviewer science mapping software
  • Different data sources, including altmetrics and patent databases, which are used for evaluation purposes