One of the strategic objectives of the university is to increase the visibility and impact of the research output. It is on this basis that the Library Department has organized for an online training on the above research platforms on December 8, 2021; 10 AM – 12 PM.

Open Journal Systems (OJS) is free open source software for managing and publishing scholarly/local journals. The training will provide an overview of the fundamentals of using OJS. At the end of the training, participants will have knowledge to create and configure a new journal, understand the manuscript tracking system and editorial steps, create an issue, establish the submission process, and have an overview of how to manage OJS publishing for their local journals.

Research Data Management System (RDMS) is a crucial platform that will support the university research initiatives.  Research Data Management System strives to provide the research community with a comprehensive research data management solution in the research process.

The university has developed and implemented a digital repository with an aim to make the institutional research discoverable and accessible globally. However, there is no repository to manage research data. Besides, the open access policy has no guidelines for research data management. The aim of the system is therefore to support research data, increase visibility and accessibility globally thus enhancing university ranking and collaboration.

At the end of the training, participants will have knowledge on importance of RDM in academic institutions, how researchers can support RDM plan, what data may be captured, requirements in establishing RDMS, policy issues and a practical demo of research data management system.

Below is the Training Link;


Open Journal  & Research Data Management Systems/Platforms


Faculty members, Editors & Peer-Reviewers, Administrators, ICT Staff, Librarians, Post-Graduates & Researchers


8/12/2021 / 10 AM -12 PM




Wednesday, December 8, 2021 - 10:00am