Muscat, The Board of the Research Council
today held its second meeting for 2019 under the chair of Sayyid
Shihab bin Tariq al-Said, Advisor to His Majesty the Sultan, Chairman
of the Council.
The Board discussed a range of topics on its agenda, as well as a
number of reports related to the various programs and projects of the
The Board reviewed the developments of the national strategy for
scientific research and development 2020-2040, the stages of the
project through various specialized teams and workshops that
discussed the work outputs and efforts to align with the priorities of the
strategy with the Oman Vision 2020-2040 and integration with the
various sectoral strategies of the concerned institutions concerned, in
addition to presenting the next steps until the draft strategy document
is submitted for approval in December 2019.
The Board also reviewed a report on the supporting institutional
research program, based on efficiency and its effectiveness after its
application in its new form, which was previously adopted by the
Research Council through the restructuring of the program of open
research grants at its second meeting in 2018. The program funded 21
academic and research institutions last year. Currently, it is studying
the support proposals for this year.
On the other hand, a presentation was made on the progress of
the strategic research program of the Social Observatory Research by
reviewing the work outputs on the research project on youth values.
The Board was also briefed on the developments of the
organizational restructuring project of the Research Council's
Secretariat General, which aims to develop the efficiency of the
performance of the various programs and projects of the Council to
cope with the requirements of the current and future stage.
Source: Oman News Agency