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DRUSSA eAlert | November 2015
DRUSSA eAlert  |  November 2015
Welcome to the DRUSSA eAlert for November 2015, which is all about giving you an at-a-glance update on DRUSSA activities and what is new on, as well as putting key networking events on your radar.

This November Alert points you to:
  • GOOD READS FROM DRUSSA PARTNERS: Research Use included in performance management
  • upcoming DRUSSA activities in sub-Saharan Africa
  • and information updates on important sub-Saharan Research and Innovation Association events, including he scheduled SARIMA 2016 Annual Conference.

GOOD READS FROM DRUSSA PARTNERS: Research Use included in performance management

At least two DRUSSA universities are using performance management systems to incorporate Research Uptake as a requirement in research production. This is critical in embedding Research Uptake in the institutional research management systems. Formalising research uptake as an element in performance contracts is a significant step towards this. recently interviewed Prof Dr.-Ing. Verdiana Grace Masanja,  the University Director of Research and Postgraduate Studies at the University of Rwanda who highlighted key aspects of the University of Rwanda's performance contracts and incentives.

In another interview Rosemary Omwandho, the Assistant Registrar in the Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research, Production and Extension) at the University of Nairobi talked about institutional and divisional performance contracts incorporating Research Uptake at the University.

DRUSSA DIGEST 4.3  October 2015

DRUSSA  Digest 4:3 was published last month, with news from the University of Mauritius on it's soon to be launched Knowledge Transfer Office, the Train the Trainer efforts taking place at the University of Calabar and the University of Buea's integration of Research Uptake in its research planning process.

If you didn't have a chance to read the Digest when it arrived in your inbox you can have a look at it on the blogsite.

KEEPING UP WITH THE RESEARCH UPTAKE WORLD:  DRUSSA Round-Up: a digital magazine of curated Research Uptake articles

If you don't already regularly visit DRUSSA Round-Up: Research Uptake on the right hand side of's home page, then you don't know what you're missing. 

We keep you up to date with who's publishing what in the Research Uptake world, and, to make sure that you reap the benefits of her online research and presence, we curate DRUSSA's free digital magazine 'DRUSSA Round-Up: Research Uptake', using Scoop.It! .


SARIMA is looking forward to another stimulating Annual Conference in 2016. The broad theme will centre on the leveraging of unique resources to position Southern Africa’s Research and Innovation globally, but will also explore the challenges and best practices associated with playing on the global field. 

More information, as the programme develops, can be found on the SARIMA Conference website.

  WHAT'S ON: DRUSSA Programme activities 2016
  • 29 February - 1 March 2016:
    DRUSSA Workshop:
      Train the Trainers in Science Communication, Stellenbosch, South Africa. 
  • 2nd March 2016 :
    DRUSSA Workshop:
     Research Uptake Communication (RUC2016)  Stellenbosch, South Africa.
  • 25 - 27 April 2016:  
    DRUSSA Conference:
     Leadership and Benchmarking  Voila Hotel, Mauritius