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November 2, 2015

IIU launches online research database

Islamabad

 
November 2, 2015

Islamabad
The Office of Research Innovation and Commercialisation (ORIC) at the International Islamic University, Islamabad, has launched first-ever online research database of the university.
The ORIC online research database was inaugurated by IIU Rector Dr. Masoom Yasinzai, and IIU President Dr. Ahmed Yousif Al-Draiweesh. Inauguration ceremony was attended by Director ORIC Dr. Abdul Hameed, Deans, Directors and other officials of IIU.
The idea behind the establishment of this innovative online database was conceived by Muhammad Adanan Khan, Deputy Director ORIC and in just period of four months with two brilliant trainees software engineers graduated from Department of Computer Sciences IIUI, Muhammad Fayaz and Awais Ahmed have structured the whole data base. This research database will provide easy access to every teacher through his/her own account to upload research contributions, research papers, books etc. Through this online database, all research contributions of IIU will be streamlined.
Dr. Masoom expressed his satisfaction over the project and said this would pave the way to excel research activities and promote research culture in the university. He was of the views that such innovations in university upgrade research contributions and improve the quality of research papers. Dr. Al-Draiweesh congratulated all team members for this innovation and said that through this database IIU is entering new phase of research which would provide wide spectrum of work for teaching community. “Every research contribution of faculty member would be acknowledged and given due right to researcher”, he added. He instructed to arrange training sessions for faculty members to make them fluent in use of this online research database.
Dr. Abdul Hameed briefed participants about the database, its working, benefits, features, utilization and advantages for research scholars to maintain their research contributions. He said the database being

launched after eight months prototype testing by uploading research data for its validation.

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