A modern research university has two basic functions, knowledge synthesis and its dissemination, and the offices of research governance have a vital role in furthering and strengthening these functions. The Office of Research, Innovation, and Commercialization (ORIC) at Khyber Medical University (KMU)is an office that facilitates the university academics to conceive, nurture, and deliver innovative research that is geared towards the improvement of our society.

The KMU ORIC takes great pride in its ability to help both faculty and students conduct world-class health research. The ORIC identifies funding opportunities for research and innovation, help our faculty members in writing sound scientific proposals, manage the research grants and liaise with the funding bodies for the smooth conduct of operations and achievement of the deliverables.

The ORIC is also responsible for maintaining the highest standards of research ethics and research integrity. We have a zero-tolerance policy against plagiarism and continually strive towards improving research standards and integrity through capacity development of staff and students. ORIC is responsible for improving the quality of research, which we ensure through the different monitoring and oversight bodies like the Advance Studies and Research Board and the University Ethics Committee.

More recently, with the backing of the Higher Education Commission, KMU under the umbrella of ORIC has established a Business Incubation Centre that is tasked with establishing an entrepreneurship culture at the University and help contribute to the economy of Pakistan. We welcome any staff or student who has “the next big idea…” and would give our all-out support to the nurturing of an idea and making that a reality.