About Us

The Directorate of Research Administration (DRA) was established by the Vice-Chancellor in December 2016 as a means of setting the University on the path to becoming a leader in cutting edge research that will impact society to meet institutional and national development goals and raise the institution’s research profile.



  • Facilitate the development and implementation of the University’s research policy, research focus,  and mechanisms to realize strategic research objectives
  • Drive all research activities in the University to produce innovative and result -based research;
  • Document, disseminate, and facilitate the utilisation of research outcomes to meet societal needs in line with the University’s vision and mission 


  • Coordinate and document all  research-related activities within the University and disseminate research outputs for utilization by stakeholders
  • Facilitate the development and implementation of  research agenda for the institution
  • Promote a research culture and innovation through working with Faculties/departments, research institutes/centers to initiate collaborative multi and interdisciplinary research projects
  • Provide support and guidance to researchers through staff training, research proposal development, and processing of grants, grant management, etc
  • Facilitate ethical conduct of research through an institutional ethical  committee
  • Receive research proposal and manage the review process
  • Monitor the progress of research projects to ensure achievement of research objectives publishable in high impact journals
  • Ensure financial accountability in the administration of grants and awards
  • Develop and maintain  databases  for the documentation of researchers and research outcomes
  • Publish and disseminate research outcomes through annual research reports and reputable journals

Operational Units

  • Research Administration unit
  • Research development unit
  • Research ethics unit
  • Research collaboration and uptake unit
  • ICT unit


Directorate of Research Administration
First Floor, OPD Building
National Open University of Nigeria
Plot 91, University Village
Nnamdi Azikiwe Expressway, Off Airport Road
Jabi, Abuja

E-mail: researchadministration@noun.edu.ng


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