Critical Gaps in Science
The African Academy of Sciences (The AAS) Research Management Programme in Africa
(ReMPro Africa) is developing good practice standards to assist African research institutions with
benchmarking and improving their research systems and to enable funders to assess institutions
they fund, may fund, and/or desire to strengthen. Research management consists of any action
that an institution can take to improve the effectiveness of its researchers, but which is not part of
the research process itself.
Technically, ReMPro Africa began in 2016 with the launch of a process to develop standards for
Good Financial Grant Practices (GFGP). Members of the African Organization for Standardization
unanimously voted in favour of adoption of the Final Draft African Standard for the GFGP in June
2018, and the GFGP became a new international standard, ARS 1651:2018. The next stage is to
develop an international standard for Good Research Management Practice (GRMP) mirrored on
the GFGP process.
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