Frequently Asked Questions - FAQs

FAQs - FAQs

All persons intending to undertake research in the Country

Yes. Registration as a research institution is recognition of the corporate entity as per Regulation 106 while Research Licensing is guided by Regulation 108 of the Science, Technology and innovation Act, 2013 (Rev. 2014)

Yes. Citizens need not be affiliated to an institution before applying for a Research License. However, a non-Kenyan must be affiliated to a local relevant institution

Applications are made online through the Website (www.nacosti.go.ke)

No. Access, handling or transfer of research material, technology or data may be subject to other existing legislation and regulations

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.

Ethical approval is desirable for all research. However, it is mandatory for research involving human subjects and use of laboratory animals. Accredited Institutional Ethics Review Committees in Kenya (click here)

Yes. All persons intending to undertake research in the country are required to apply for a Research License and must be affiliated to a local relevant institution

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

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

No. In our opinion, this will be against the objective of the Commission.