Strategic Developmental Goals
Salahaddin University Research Center (SURC)
Salahaddin University as a leading university in the Kurdistan region and one of the oldest established Universities is committed to deliver excellency in research. Thus, the establishment of the research center of Salahaddin University was a promised step toward paving the way of innovative groundworks. The transitionaldemand of the knowledge into research-based analysis is significantly contributed to the improvement of the explorations and investigations. The research center played a vital role in boosting the outcomes of research both intellectually and impactfully. This is specifically in the post graduate level where the needs met, and thepace were enhanced to go in parallel with the global concern of research impacts.
The research center of Salahaddin University will be a multifocal magnate to attract the active brains, meticulous investigators, and creative researchers in all disciplines of applied and social sciences. Pure and molecular approaches as well as demographical and topographical fields.
Nevertheless, the major role of the research Centre for the coming years is to bridge the knowledge of laboratories and science to the community. This can be promoted through community-related projects.Addressing and recognizing the crucial scientific and social disputes. Arguments of the society can betransferred onto the benches of research center. Analysis of the aspects of community concern through data and evidence-based conclusions.
The future strategy can rely on creating research teams, recruiting master minds to dispatch and disclose the scientific and social ties of the society. Finding the gaps of science and analyze the views toward problem. Data availability, accessibility and reproducibility are the main targets, from which researchers can build up their hypothesis and dig into the deep insights of a certain problem. Innovative and creative ideas are to be supported and encouraged, greed in science and risky approaches toward solutions are also to be planned and regulated.
Vision and Mission
The SURC vision is to provide a science friendly environment for researchers, accommodating the masterminds to gather in teams of active brains. This is in order to address the challenges of the science and society, finding gaps in knowledge and recommending evidence based solutions.
The SURC emphasizes the followings:
- Bridging the scientific and social research with the community to publicize science and knowledge.Sharing outcomes with the society declaring the impacts for the stakeholders.
- Establishing and improving the codes of conducts for researchers, the professional ethics and promotion of compliance.
- Encouraging and opening the opportunities for researchers for grant application and fund obtaining from stakeholders, related companies and organizations.
- Investing in researchers and research that has long term impact on the society.
- Creating friendly environment and robust administrative standards that facilitate research and researcher recruitment and improvements.
- Awareness and advocacy for the value of research and the impact of evidence-based outcomes on daily life of people.
- Conservation of intellectual property and innovative ideas with all rights reserved.
- Sponsor approaches and developing of secure and steady relationships.
- Encouraging collaborative research and global studies.
Scopes of Disciplines
The SURC shall include the following inter and intradisciplinary and scopes: 1- Medical Sciences
- Applied Sciences
- Molecular and Advance Biomedical Sciences 4- Healthcare and Community Health
5- Nutritional and Dietary Sciences 6- Social Sciences
7- Statistics and Data Mining 8- Surveying and Analysis
Strategic Developmental Goal
- Leadership and Pioneering
Leading the research league in a region like Kurdistan of Iraq is a considerable challenge. SURC is intending to convey the creativity and innovative research in the region. This is throughout comprehensive research background with promising projects for future. Being the first University in National Ranking and oldest university with tremendous human power, can ease the promotion ofleadership. However, the challenges are still to be considered. The mindset of leadership in SURC will be seeded into the project plans and future directions. Researchers are guided and trained to address excellencies and pioneering in their project outcomes.
- Enhancing Research Capacity and Performance
The SURC is to provide a platform and climate for the researchers to enhance their competency forresearch excellence. Conferences, workshops, and training programs are to go in parallel with sessions of research methodologies and data analysis. Capacity building is to be one of the strategic goals for the young generation of researchers. With the feed from experienced pioneers, the capacity development will be a vital ongoing process.
Researchers will be strengthened through guidelines of gap findings in science and methodologies of data acquisition and analysis. Surveying the concerned problems and statistically analyzing the outcome and impact of proposed solutions.
- Support and Execution of Vital Research
SURC will be the frontline of support and defend of vital research projects. SURC will promote for thevaluable and impactful ideas, helping the researcher in writing proposals, grant and fund applications, project execution and publishing of the article. It will be the road map for guiding researchers into the research world.
- Stakeholders involvement
The stakeholders of the research are the decisive and fundamental part of any projects. Their involvements are crucial for the success of any projects and research approaches. Therefore, the SURC will be establishing strong relationships with the concerned Governmental directorates, companies and organizations. Their role will promote the application and implementation of theresearch outcomes. It also enhance the credibility and precision of the research results.
- Grant applications and funding strategies.
SURCH shall convey the process of grant applications and fund obtaining by the researchers. Establishing a specific office for grant application and management will ensure sustainability and developmental proceed toward innovative research and creative ideas. Funding is a vital aspect in research, supporting researchers to apply for funds and grants will be one of the goals of SURC.
- Visibility and Publicity of Research Outcomes
As SURC is intending to have a critical role in community, the research publicity and visibility is animportant approach. Usually in Kurdistan region the research are done and folded into papers on library shelfs. However, SURC is to propose specific programs to enhance the visibility and publicity of the research. This is through media coverage, TV programs, social media involvement, conferences, workshops, and scientific meetings.
- Value of Impacts and Societal Involvement
Community based research and social involvement into the research projects will guarantee the future implementation of research conclusions. The SURC shall promote and support research projects that have considered the society involvement.
- Sustainability and Credibility
SURC is intending to have its own Branding and Universality, this includes logo, name, and affiliation. These factors will urge the SURC to seek for its reputation and fame in the global level. Accordingly, the research projects starting from the proposal till the publishing will be filtrated, monitored and authenticated toward quarantined credibility. There will be no tolerance for violating the codes of conducts and scientific ethics. SURC will take all necessary steps toward any abuse of scientific and professional ethics, with all rights reserved.