Frequently Asked Questions - FAQs


All persons intending to undertake research in the Country

Applications are made online through NACOSTI Website ( on the  services option

Subject to meeting all the requirements, one should be able to be granted a Research License within 30 days

Upon grant, Research License will be available/downloadable from applicants’ account or email.

NACOSTI has partnered with ORCID to have all applicants for research licenses obtain unique identifiers as part of the global research community. Researchers are issued with the ORCID Identifier (iD) at no cost.

Payments are made through mobile money payment or direct bank deposit.(

The Research License granted for a period of one year. However, one may apply for renewal of the License.

From a local Accredited Institutional Ethics Review Committee (click here)