Research & Scholars

KSAU prides itself in assisting Faculty and Students with many research opportunities and support in conducting novel and state of the art research trials. We realize that cutting edge research benefits the society and promotes advances in the health education sectors. Moreover, the King Abdullah International Medical Research Center (KAIMRC) serves as a focal point supporting research in the University, facilitating the advancement of biomedical and clinical research, and knowledge into practical solutions to support community health.

​​​​​​​​University Research Board

The University Research Board shall function as an academic governance and management advisory body to provide strategic direction, oversight, and sustainability of research activities at KSAU-HS, and to ensure that all research and management practices are conducted responsibly, ethically, and in the interest of the societal needs.


 ​​ Strive to achieve the University’s mission and vision through the provision of service and resources to faculty, students, and staff that stimulate research and other creative endeavors.

 ​​Develop and oversee the University research strategic plan to help the University fully leverage its research strengths and expertise and expand its research areas (epidemiological and disease-based studies, biomedical sciences, clinical trials, health system management, and policy, educational, social and behavioral research) in alignment with the societal needs, interests, and priorities. 

 Develop and periodically review research policies, procedures, and guidelines to manage the University research and ensure its quality and integrity.

 Ascertain the enforcement of ethical considerations on all research activities including conflict of interest, misconduct and plagiarism, following international ethical standards.  

 Identify key processes and resources that must be in place and barriers that must be removed.

 Facilitate the attraction of new external research funding and enhance partnerships and collaborations between the university and government agencies, foundations, philanthropists, corporations, industry, and national/global research enterprises.

 Identify research opportunities at King Abdullah International Medical Research Center (KAIMRC) and stimulate interdisciplinary research collaborations. 

 Review and approve faculty research proposals, monitor and report the progress and outcomes of approved research projects.

 Facilitate and promote research among new and junior faculty by providing mentoring and learning opportunities, including workshops, research days, and monthly lecture series to highlight research on KSAU-HS campuses.

 Encourage and support the intellectual and research interests of faculty and reward major individual research programs and interdisciplinary research initiatives.​

 Coordinate research activities across the University campuses, optimize the functioning of research units of colleges, and standardize metrics for monitoring and reporting their research activities.

 ​The Board will submit a written annual report​ regarding work achieved, to the President no later than October 1st of the following academic year.