Ensures that the legal interests of the University are adequately protected and safeguarded in all research contracts/MOUs;
Provides legal advice, opinion and guidance on matters pertaining to research contracts/MOUs; Federal laws, University policy and other relevant legal issues pertaining to intellectual property rights, copyrights, patents, trademarks, inventions and their commercialization;
Drafts, peruses, vets, finalizes and interprets legal documentation relating to research contracts\MOUs and legal support to the Ethical Research Review Committee (ERRC);
Prepares and submits to the Director, contributions to the University’s Research and Development Reports.
To encourage quality research activities in the University in line with its vision to be a centre of excellence in knowledge generation for global development and the sustenance of an environmentally friendly society. This is in addition to strengthening research and scholarship by staff and students in all areas that will benefit society at the local, national and global levels.