“Enabling Research through Research Management: The Case of India” is a timely report produced by the Centre for Civil Society (CCS) in conjunction with the Manipal Foundation. It addresses some important questions about research management support available at institutions for researchers in India.
The Science and Technology Policy 2020 of the Government of India refers to the “ease of doing research” as a key enabler of research for India and for reducing administrative burden on researchers. In-house Research management at Indian institutions is a crucial institutional service towards this purpose. The field includes all institutional activities aimed at facilitating research, without being part of the research process itself. This support is typically extended to researchers through the entire research lifecycle, in areas such as partnership building, pre-award services, post-award management and research output management.