Professional recognition is awarded through the review of a portfolio of evidence by peers on the International Professional Recognition Council (IPRC) and it is granted to research managers/administrators for their professional knowledge, based on prior learning, experience, functional and transferable expertise. The IPRC recently launched a call for applications for professional recognition in the following categories: Research Administrator Professional (RAP), Research Management Professional (RMP) and Senior Research Management Professional (SRMP). The closing date for applications is 31 March 2022 and the details are available on the IPRC website.
It is the IPRC’s vision to establish the professional recognition programme as a programme for Africa. In support of this vision, the Research Management Programme in Africa (ReMPro Africa) is supporting awards to enable fifteen research managers/administrators from across Africa to apply for professional recognition. These awards will fund the professional recognition application fees of the selected candidates. The closing date for expressions of interest for these awards are 30 December 2021. Click here for the details.
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Research Management training can now be endorsed by the International Professional Recognition Council (IPRC)
When applying for professional recognition applicants have to capture their research management and administration competence, experience, contributions and achievements and substantiate that with evidence. As part of this portfolio of evidence, applicants are also required to capture their completed training. The IPRC recently introduced a training point system to encourage participation in quality training for research managers and administrators to advance their competence. Training can be submitted to the IPRC’s Training Endorsement Committee (TEC) and be awarded training points. In general, one hour of training will equal 1 training point. These training points can be used when applying for professional recognition and also when renewing or upgrading an awarded designation.
At the IPRC meeting on 16 November 2021 the TEC Chairperson, Prof Olanike Adeyemo reported that the first workshop to be awarded training points was a workshop on Ethics and Integrity that was held as a SARIMA pre-conference event. The guidelines and request form for the allocation of training points will be on the IPRC website soon and a list of endorsed training offerings will be maintained on the website.
Prof Adeyemo has encouraged all the research management associations from across Africa to have their research management and administration training endorsed.
Written by Karin Dyason