Final Provisions

Code of  Conduct

Investigators should be aware of and observe the well known universal code of conduct of research activities, and SQU guidelines on:

1)             Research ethics

2)             Bioethics

3)             Animal care and use and

4)             Medical ethics.


All proposals involving experimentation with laboratory animals and human subjects should obtain clearances from appropriate University ethics committees prior to experimentation.  

  

Coding of  Projects 

Every project (approved research proposal or consultancy request) shall be assigned a unique SQU code by the Deanship of Research for administrative and finance purposes, as per the coding scheme given below.


Type of Activity

College or DVC-PSR

Department or Research Centre

Starting Year

Serial Number

aa

/

ccc

/

dddd

/

Yy

/

Nn












The two-character coding of the activity type (aa) is as follows:


HMTF

HM Research Trust Fund Grant

TRC

The Research Council Grant

IG

Internal Grant

EG

External Grant

JG

Joint Fund

CS

Consultancy Service




The Deanship of Research shall determine convenient codes for each college, research centre and department. The following example illustrates the coding process:

 “HMTF/ENG/MIED/03/05” represents a research project from HM Research Trust Fund (HMTF); the principal investigator works at the College of ENGineering, Mechanical & Industrial EngineeringDepartment; the project started in year 2003 and is the 5th project for that year in this category in that department.


Tables


Table 1: Normal rates for SQU personnel costs

SQU Personnel Category

Hourly Rate (RO)

Professor or equivalent

60

Associate Professor or equivalent

40

Assistant Professor or equivalent

30

Lecturer or equivalent

20

Demonstrator or equivalent

15

Research Assistant/ Other support staff

10













Table 2: Partitioning of personnel charges.

Beneficiary

Allocations (%)

Investigators

60

University

20

College/DVCPSR

10

Department/Centre

10