1 Saudi Conference on Scientific Research Support

1St Saudi Conference on Scientific Research Support
Strategic Planning, Legislation and Funding for
Scientific Research
Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, 02-04 November 2014
Hosted by King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology
(KACST), Conference Hall - Building 36
Conference Program
DAY ONE
08:00 – 09:00 am
Registration
OPENING SESSIONOpening Session
09:00 – 09:15 am
Welcome and Opening
H.E. Dr. Mohammed Al-Suwaiyel, President, KACST
09:15 – 09:30 am
Opening Remarks
SESSION ONE - GOLOCAL RESEARCH PRIORITIES
09:30 – 10:00 am
National Research Strategy (MAARIFAH 2) : Setting up the
Priorities
Dr. Ahmad AlAbdulkader, General Secretary, NSTIP (20min)
Dr. Graham Harrison, NSF: Global Look at Research Priorities (5min)
Prof. William Ollier, University of Manchester: Research Priorities from
National prospective (5min)
10:00 – 10:20 am
10:20 -10:40 am
10:40 – 11:10 am
Open Panel Discussion
Break
Institutional Research Agenda : Setting up the priorities
Prof. William Ollier, University of Manchester (moderator) (20min)
Dr. Mohammed Zamakhshary, Assistant Deputy Minister for Planning
and Training at Ministry of Health Saudi Arabia: Alignment and
Challenges In Life Sciences (5min)
Engr Fahad Al Hussein, Chief Executive Officer, TAQNIA : Alignment and
Challenges in Industry Perspective (5min)
11:10 – 12:00 am
12:00 – 01:00 pm
Open Panel Discussion
Lunch
SESSION TWO - IDENTIFYING RESOURCES FOR RESEARCH FUNDING
01:00 – 01:30 pm
Current Regulations, Practices and Policies On
Government/Private And Industry Collaborations
Dr. Sahel Abduljauwad , Vice Rector for Research KFUPM (moderator)
(20min)
Dr. Sami AlAbdulwahab, General Secretary for Saudi Excellence
Research Centers, MOHE: : Ministry of Higher Education Views and Plans
(5min)
Dr. Muhammad Al-Kawi, Director of Research ethics office, KACST:
Research bioethics regulations (5min)
01:30 – 02:20 pm
Open Panel Discussion
02:20 – 02:40 pm
02:40 – 03:10 pm
Break
Researcher Perspective of Priorities
Prof. Ahmed Alaameri Vice-Rector for Graduate Studies & Research King
Saud University (moderator) (20min)
Dr. Nouredine Zettili, Acting Dean of College of Science & General
Studies, Al Faisal University: Discovery and linkage projects(5 mins)
Dr. Mohammed Khiyami, General Directorate of Research Grants –
KACST: Setting priorities for publicly funded research (5 mins)
03:10 – 04:00 pm
04:00 pm
Open Panel Discussion
Closing
DAY TWO
08:00 – 09:00 am
Registration
SESSION ONE - MANAGEMENT OF RESEARCH GRANTS
09:00 – 09:30 am Strategic Planning of Scientific Research
Dr. Graham Harrison, NSF and Global Research Council (moderator)
(20min)
Dr. Steven Ferguson, NIH : Challenges on Planning (5min)
Dr. Yousef M. Al Yousef, Energy Institute Director, KACST : Focus on
Energy Research (5min)
09:30 – 10:20 am
10:20 – 10:40 am
10:40 – 11:15 am
Open Panel Discussion
Break
Financial and Personnel Management for Research Projects
Dr. Abdulrahman Al Abdulaaly, KACST (moderator) (20min)
Dr. Ahmad AlAbdulkader, General Secretary, NSTIP: Issues from Maarifah
I, “Lessons Learned” (10 min)
Engr. Barry Wheatley, Executive Consultant, Oxford Innovation: Patents
and strategic IPR management (5 mins)
11:15 – 12:00 am
12:00 – 01:00 pm
Open Panel Discussion
Lunch
SESSION TWO - IMPLEMENTATION OF THE RESEARCH OUTCOMES AND THEIR
BENEFITS TO THE SOCIETY
01:00 – 01:30 pm How a Drug Comes to the Market (Drug Discovery and
Development to Commercialization)
Dr. Steven M. Ferguson , Office of Technology Transfer, NIH
(moderator) (20min)
Dr.Ibrahim Aljuffali, Vice President for Drug Affairs, Saudi Food and Drug
Authority : Regulatory principles in drug development (5min)
Dr. Mohammed Al Saiady, Vice President for Research and Development of
ARASCO: Research outcomes in production infrastructure (5min)
01:30 – 02:20 pm
02:20 – 02:40 pm
02:40 – 03:10 pm
Open Panel Discussion
Break
Cross Sectorial Interactions for Universities and Research
Institutes
Dr. Ibrahim Al-Hoqail, Founding Dean - Faculty of Medicine KFMC and Cofounder of Saudi Society for Health Administration, Advisor to HE the
Deputy Minister of Higher Education (moderator) (20min)
Dr. Khaled Buragga, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Northern
University: Supporting cross departmental collaboration and University
wide interaction (5min)
Dr. Ahmed Al Askar, Director – King Abdullah International Medical
Research Center (KAIMRC) : Multidisciplinary partnerships between
centers and universities
3:10 – 04:00 pm
04:00 pm
(5min)
Open Panel Discussion
Closing
DAY THREE
WORKSHOPS
9 – 12 am
Ensuring Academic Integrity and Legal Compliance*
Components of academic integrity, Rationale for ethical
practices, Definition of important terms, Best practices for
human and animal subjects ethical review, Responsible
publication practices, authorship, peer review,
Understanding ethical roles
Dr. Scott McNabb
9 – 12 am
How to Write a Fundable Research Proposal *
Basic rules, How to achieve the perfect proposal, Hints and
tips for successful proposals, General writing, Reporting
preliminary or literature results, Materials and methods,
Budgeting, and Finishing touches
Dr. Mohammed Al Jumaah
* Seat availability is limited.
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