Prof. Muyodi Granted Senior Research Management Professional Status

The International Professional Recognition Council (IPRC) Technical Review Committee has granted Prof. Fredrick Jones Muyodi Senior Research Management Professional Status for demonstrating core and transferable research management competencies.

In a letter dated 25th October 2022, the Head of the IPRC Secretariat, Dr Pamisha Pillay, congratulated Prof. Muyodi and urged him to use his newly acquired status to further take on leadership in promoting and developing research management and administration in the East African region. “It is believed that the rest of the region has much to learn from your experience at Makerere University,” he noted.


Prof. Muyodi is a member of staff in the Department of Zoology, Entomology and Fisheries Sciences and former Deputy Principal, College of Natural Sciences (CoNAS), Makerere University. He is a Water Resource Management specialist with particular interest in Hydrobiology, Fisheries and Aquaculture, Water Quality, Aquatic and Environmental Health and Microbiology.

He has been involved in a number of scientific studies in climate change impact, adaptation, mitigation and resilience, as well as oil and gas exploration and production. He has coordinated many research and development projects at national and regional levels, and built human capacity in demand driven research projects providing solutions to community problems.

He championed the establishment of the research management unit at the College of Natural Sciences (CoNAS), Makerere University, has supervised and mentored several early career researchers, and spearheaded the establishment of several research partnerships. He has over 15 years of experience in research planning and policy development and has won several research grants including the most recent from the US State Department aimed at strengthening Makerere University’s Research, Grant Writing and Publication Capacity.

 He is a trainer and member of top research management and leadership institutions/agencies including the International Research Exchange Board (IREX), the East African Research Management Association (EARIMA) and Southern African Research and Innovation Management Association (SARIMA).

About the IPRC

 The IPRC is an autonomous body that awards professional recognition to research managers in Africa, in particular.

Research managers significantly contribute to the research impact and high standards of governance in organisations that conduct or support research. The IPRC was established to recognise their important work by conferring professional status on them.

The IPRC Secretariat is based at the Southern African Research and Innovation Management Association (SARIMA), and is led by the SARIMA Vice-President for Research Management.

The purpose of the IPRC is as follows:

-To oversee the quality of, and standards for individual professional recognition of research managers

-To conduct peer reviews and to confer professional status on research managers, based on prior learning and experience substantiated through a portfolio of evidence

-To allocate continuing professional development points for attending research management training events

-To advance and promote the professional recognition programme, as well as research management as a profession

About professional recognition  

Professional recognition is granted to research managers (including administrators) for their professional knowledge, based on prior learning, experience, functional and transferable expertise, regardless of whether such competencies were achieved formally.

It constitutes an award or endowment which acknowledges the expertise and accomplishment of the research manager.

Professional recognition is awarded through the review of a portfolio of evidence by peers on the IPRC.

There are three options for the recognition of prior learning, expertise and experience: Research Administration Professional, Research Management Professional, and Senior Research Management Professional.

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