RESEARCH LICENSING IN KENYA

The National Commission for Science, Technology and Innovation (NACOSTI) is a state corporation established under the Science, Technology and Innovation Act, 2013 (Revised 2014). The mandate of the Commission is to regulate and assure quality in the science, technology and innovation sector and advise the Government on matters related thereto.



Section 17 (1) of the Science, Technology and Innovation Act, 2013 requires all persons intending to undertake research in the country to apply to the Commission for the grant of a Research Licence. Research refers to any investigation or inquiry or interview that aims to collect data or information, academic or non-academic, that will lead to new information and/or knowledge.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Can one apply for Research Permit online and pay appropriate fee online?
  2. After completion of research work can I send my full report online?
  3. Where do I get affiliate institutions?
  4. Where do I get ethical clearance for my proposed research work?
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