Research Governance

Research governance can be defined as a broad range of regulations, principles and standards of good practice that exist to achieve and continuously improve research quality across all aspects of faculty and student research.

We at Superior University took every keyword of this definition into our system development process and woven all stakeholders including students, faculty, and even staff for an aligned and coherent superposition of efforts toward our mission i.e., to be a leading research university.  We defined our governing bodies who look after and monitor the smooth functioning of every segment may that be the Board of Advanced Studies and Research or ORIC steering committee. Currently, we have 6 boards and committees which are directly related to ORIC functioning at the Superior University.

ORIC Steering Committee

Terms of Reference

  1. Provide advice and guidance on matter arising during operations of ORIC.
  2. Provide guidance and agree on possible countermeasures/management actions to address challenges.
  3. Approve the annual work plans prepared by the ORIC.
  4. Conduct regular meetings (at least twice a year) to review the progress of project resources and providing direction and recommendations to ensure that the agreed deliverables are produced to satisfactory level.
  5. Review and approve all activities to ensure the objectives achievement and availability of funding.
  6. Provide strategic and technical advice to create synergy and uniformity between supported activities, policies and aligned projects.
  7. Assess the progress and report to senior management and higher authorizes.
  8. Ensure good use of assets and available resources.
  9. Approve or reject changes in the plan with a high impact on timelines and budget.
  10. Use influence and authority to assist the execution in achieving its outcomes.

Member

Name

Position

Office

Prof. Dr. Sumaira Rehman

Chair

Rector, Superior University

Mr. Muhammad Sohail Qadri

Co-Chair

Director, Punjab Board of Investment & Trade

Prof. Dr. Muhammad Naveed Babur

Member from within University

Dean, Faculty of Allied Health Sciences

Prof. Dr. Arfan Jaffar

Member from within University

Dean, Faculty of Computer Sciences & Information Technology

Dr. Sami Ullah Bajwa

Member from within University

Dean, Faculty of Business & Management Sciences

Mr. Kashif Talib

Member from Industry

CEO, Symtera Technologies

Mr. Amjad Riaz

Member from Industry

CEO, Metro City Lab

Mr. Zia Hyder Naqi

Member from Industry

CEO, SPEEL Group of Companies

Mr. Sajjeed Aslam

Member from Industry

Head of ACCA, Pakistan

Capt (R.) Hassan Daud Butt

Member from Industry

CEO, KPK Board of Investment & Trade

Mr. Shad Mustafa

Member from Industry

CEO, Textile Marketing Company

Mr. Sohaib Zahid Malik

Member from Industry

Director, Kausar Group of Companies

Dr. Irfan ud Din

Secretary

Director, ORIC


Ethical Approval Committee

Terms of Reference

For the working of the above committee, following TORs shall be observed:

  1. Only permanent members will conduct all EAC meetings under the Chair-EAC according to the
    given guidelines to conduct the meeting and recommendation of the ‘Ethical Approval Form’
    attached (Annex-A).
  2. Two non-permanent members will participate in the EAC meeting in case where permanent
    members are absent or their own work is under review (to avoid conflict of interest).
  3. All meeting activities shall be recorded on ‘Ethical Approval Form’. The project author, PI,
    MS/PhD research student will fill the form and submit to the office of Chair-EAC for necessary
    approval.
  4. Ethical Approval Form recommended by the faculty will be forwarded to ORIC along with
    documents contained in the list attached (Annex-A, section-H).
  5. Each faculty will conduct an EAC meeting at least once in a semester or whenever the occasion
    demands.
  6. It will be compulsory to meet the quorum of two out of three permanent members for a valid
    decision; however, if case pertains to 2 permanent members of the committee, then two nonpermanent members will constitute the requirement of one person making the tally of the quorum
    two out of three.
  7. Appeal against the decision of EAC will be put up before Ethical Review Board.
  8. The tenure of the committee shall be 3 years from the date of constitution.

Plagiarism Standing Committee

Terms of Reference

  1. The Committee will follow the HEC guidelines / Plagiarism Policy as in vogue or amended from time to time. The Policy is Annexed-A for perusal of the Committee.
  2. Before starting any proceeding, the Committee (all members) shall sign a confidentiality statement as per Clause 8 (d) of the HEC Plagiarism Policy
  3. The Committee shall have all necessary powers to summon, call upon any member of the Superior University to collect evidences and ensure fair trial.
  4. As per clause-10 of HEC Plagiarism policy, the “Plagiarism Standing Committee (PSC)” will
    submit its report with clear cut findings and recommendations to the Rector within a specified
    period not exceeding sixty days.
  5. As per the aforementioned clause pronounced by HEC, the Rector will have the discretion to
    implement the recommendations after approval through the statutory process and take punitive action against the offender as per penalties prescribed under HEC plagiarism policy
    or to forward the report to HEC for further action if outside his purview / jurisdiction.
  6. The committee shall convene its meeting only in case of complaint/report received in a possible plagiarism incidence.
  7. The committee may convene and admit cases on the recommendation of Director ORIC, Director QEC, Registrar and Rector of the University.
  8. Secretariat support shall be extended by the office of Director ORIC, enabling the PSC to conclude its business efficiently.

Members

Name

Position

Office

Prof. Dr. Shafaat Ahmed Bazaz

Chair

Director, ORIC

Prof. Dr. Muhammad Naveed Babur

Member

Dean Faculty of Allied Health Sciences

Dr. Arfan Jaffar

Member

Dean Faculty of Computer Sciences and Information Technology

Dr. Sami Bajwa

Member

Dean Faculty of Business and Management Sciences

Subject Expert

Co-opted Member as per requirement

Senior Student

Co-opted Member, if the case pertains to the Student

Director QEC

Ex-officio

Nominee from HEC

Member

University Journal Committee

Terms of Reference

  1. To work, develop and ensure best practices concerning quality including but not limited to publishing frequency, peer & editorial review, and relevant policies for journals of the University
  2. To identify needs of capacity building of the University’s editors and execute necessary measures thereof.
  3. To identify potential external peers for inclusion in relevant editorial boards of the University’s journal
  4. To devise strategy of preparedness of HEC recognition and upgradation
  5. To devise strategy of preparedness of international indexing
  6. To meet quarterly, or if/when required for deliberation and compliance on above.

Members

Name

Position

Office

Mr. Hamid Masood

Chair

Deputy Director, ORIC

Mr. Hassan Imtiaz Ch.

Member

Assistant Director, QEC

Dr. Muhammad Ashraf

Member

Professor, Faculty of Arts and Design

Dr. Sohail Moasood

Member

Associate Professor, Faculty of Computer Science & IT

Dr. Muhammad Saeed Meo

Member

Associate Professor, Business School

Dr. Sidra Hasnain

Member

HoD, Department of Allied Health Sciences

Dr. Wajeeha Mahmood

Member

Department of Physiotherapy 

Dr. Saif ur Rehman

Member

Assistant Professor, Faculty of Economics and Commerce

Dr. Qanitah Ama tul Mughani

Member

Assistant Professor, faculty of Sciences

Ms. Kanwal Ashiq

Member

Lecturer, Department of Pharmaceutical

Mr. Abbas Rasheed Butt

Member

Lecturer, Dpartment of Mass Communication

Dr. Shafique Ahmed

Secretary

Assistant Professor, Manager ORIC

 

 

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For more information and support, please feel free to get in touch with our expert team members.

Mr. Hamid Masood

Deputy Director, ORIC