17 Jul 2019 Short Course Provided Valuable Insights on Building a Successful Research Career

“Chercher” is the modern French word for chercier which means to search, explore or get. Re-chercher hence indicates to look and explore again in the process of “searching really hard”. Research, as its name implies, is re-searching an existing knowledge. A successful research needs systematic planning so that it can be performed with scientific rigour and at the same time maintaining scientific standards and integrity. As such, the research ecosystem must be facilitative and collegial to pursue and maintain research excellence.

The Institute for Research, Development, and Innovation (IRDI) in collaboration with the Center for Lifelong Learning (ICL), IMU had successfully organised a Short Course on Building a Successful Research Career from 24 – 28 June in the IMU Bukit Jalil campus. The five-day short course was designed with the main objective of supporting and developing the essential professional skills required for researchers as they take a critical, strategic view of their research and the wider academic research environment.

A short course at IMU designed to support and develop the essential professional skills required for researchers as they take a critical, strategic view of their research and the wider academic research environment.

The short course consisted a series of five interactive workshops, namely
Writing Winning Proposals
Experimental Designs and Statistics
Research Supervision and Integrity
Research Project Management
Scientific Writing and Publishing.
12 distinguished speakers of the Short Course
Tan Sri Dato’ Dr Abu Bakar Suleiman Chairman of IMU Health
Prof Datuk Lokman Hakim Sulaiman Pro Vice Chancellor for Research and Director of IRDI
Prof Leong Chee Onn Deputy Director of Research, IRDI
A/Prof Tan Eng Lai Associate Dean, School of Postgraduate Studies, IMU
A/Prof Dr Cho Ming Naing Head, Biostatistics Core Facility IRDI
Prof Dr Teng Cheong Lieng Professor,  School of Medicine, IMU
Prof Dr Norazmi Mohd Nor Dean of the School of Health Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM)
A/Prof Dr Ho Weang Kee University of Nottingham Malaysia
Prof Dr Cheong Sok Ching Research Lead, Cancer Research Malaysia
Prof Dr Gan Siew Hua Deputy Head (Research), School of Pharmacy, Monash University Malaysia
Dr Chong Chun Wie Monash University Malaysia

The course was well attended by students as well as faculty members not only from IMU but also from other institutions and universities. It was beneficial as it provided insights into how to conduct research from writing good research proposals, securing research grants, managing a research project, to publishing the research findings.

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