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Journal of Research Administration, v42 n1 p38-45 Spr 2011

In lesser-developed African countries, the lack of institutionalised support for research, combined with limited career opportunities and poor remuneration, have contributed to weak research infrastructure and capacity, and a continuing brain drain to developed countries. Malawi's Research Support Centre (RSC) model is novel in that it provides a comprehensive framework for capacity building that includes the traditional components of individual skills building while developing institutional capacity to support and stimulate the research enterprise. The model also features a strong emphasis on developing a culture for sustained good research practice through adopting international research standards. Further, the RSC provides a strong element of self reliance through continued training and income generation, thus ensuring sustainability of activities. The Malawi experience suggests that the model is achieving its intended goal of sustainable research capacity development, and may be applicable to other developing countries with similar challenges. (Contains 1 table and 1 figure.)

Descriptors: Developing Nations, Foreign Countries, Developed Nations, Employment Opportunities, Brain Drain, Capacity Building, Scientific Research, Models, Standards, Income, Training, Sustainability, Research Administration, Universities

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Autor: Gomo, Exnevia; Kalilani, Linda; Mwapasa, Victor; Trigu, Chifundo; Phiri, Kamija; Schmidt, Joann; van Hensbroek, Michael Boele

Fuente: https://eric.ed.gov/?q=a&ft=on&ff1=dtySince_1992&pg=1060&id=EJ954994







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