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RESEARCH SUPPORT

ALDAR University Policy Library

STANDARD 4. RESEARCH AND SCHOLARLY ACTIVITIES
RESEARCH SUPPORT

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ADUC is committed to maintaining and developing a sustainable research environment to achieve its strategic objectives through institutional support of research activities. 

 

Research Funding 

ADUC is committed to maintaining and developing a sustainable research environment to achieve its strategic objectives through institutional support of research activities. 

ADUC provides financial support to research projects by the Faculty. 

Adequate funding is provisioned in the Annual Budget of ADUC (5% of total expenditure). 

As a general principle, amounts allocated to each Faculty member should cover the total cost of the projected activity or any publication listed in the SCOPUS database or any other acceptable listed journals as per the decision of the President 

Sufficient funds will be allocated to cover the cost of participation in conferences, seminars, and colloquiums of Faculty members, both in the UAE and at the International level. 

The Research funding criteria are as follows for publication, while the Conference funding will be as per the Researcher’s respective request.

 

Author Position*

Publication Fee

Research Reward Amount (AED) per publication**

First Author from ADUC among Internal/External as Co-Authors

Full Amount as per Publisher invoice

5000

Second Author from ADUC among Internal/External as Co-Authors

Full Amount as per Publisher invoice

4000

Third Author from ADUC among Internal/External as Co-Authors

Full Amount as per Publisher invoice

3000

Co-Author Internal/External other the First, Second, and Third position.

Full Amount as per Publisher invoice

2000

 

*Internal Co-Authors: Authors from ADUC

 External Co-Authors: Authors from Institutions other than ADUC

**Research Reward: In case the publication is among the listed journals following databases:

  1. SCOPUS
  2. Web of Science by Clarivate Analytics
  3. Taylor and Francis
  4. Any Other as per the decision of Dean, SRGS 

 

Research Infrastructure 

Library 

The Library resources contribute to ALDAR University College research activities by providing facilities and support in various forms: 

  1. Scholarly environment to perform research 
  2. Scholarly resources (books, periodicals, and electronic databases, etc.) 
  3. Provision of online information services 
  4. Interlibrary cooperation among the peers or through proper referral 
  5. The regular orientation of faculty to retrieve information from various sources.

 

Laboratories 

ADUC is equipped with computer labs, software engineering lab, networking and communications lab, electronics lab, multimedia lab. The labs are properly equipped to meet the faculty’s research requirements, particularly in the School of Information Technology. 

 

Time Release 

Faculty members assigned to administrative or programs related responsibilities are compensated through release time. The standard release time for the Research Coordinator at the School level is a minimum of 3 credit hours.

 

Faculty members engaged in major research projects may be granted time release by ADUC. Depending on the nature and the importance of the research project, time-release could be either a full semester release from teaching or a semester at a reduced teaching load. 

 

Evaluation of Faculty Research/Scholarly Activities 

ADUC has developed faculty research and scholarly activity assessment scheme. The evaluation of the research conducted by faculty members is conducted yearly at the end of each academic year. 

 

Ranking & Classification of Journals 

The research outputs published by Faculty members are categorized and ranked by each school. The research committee in each department will be responsible for the classification/ranking of journals and other publications used for performance and promotion purposes. The School Council shall approve the ranking scheme proposed by a department.

 

Author Contribution Evaluation 

The next table shows the weight assigned for a publication considering the contribution of the author.

Authorship of individual/Joint

Research

Points

Single author 

10

First author 

8

Second author 

6

Third/higher author 

4

 

Authorship of Multidisciplinary

Research

Points

First author 

10

Second author 

8

Third/higher author 

6

 

The evaluation of the quality of scholarly contribution will be based on elements such as: 

  1. Publications 
  2. National and international conference attendance and presentations 
  3. Research grants 
  4. Membership and contribution to professional associations 
  5. Development of cases studies and teaching notes 
  6. Development of printed and digital educational support material 

 

 Performance grade of the faculty can be rated as: 

Quantitative / Qualitative

Grade / Points

Total Score Range

Outstanding 

5

Above 40

Excellent 

4

35 – 40

Good 

3

25 – 35

Satisfactory 

2

20 -25

Unsatisfactory 

1

Below 20