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The National Commission for Science, Technology and Innovation (NACOSTI) is established under the Science Technology and Innovation Act, 2013. The mandate of NACOSTI is to regulate and assure quality in the science, technology and innovation sector and advise the Government in matters related thereto. Among other functions of NACOSTI include: develop priorities in scientific, technological and innovation activities in Kenya; Registration and Accreditation of Research Institutions; Licensing of Research; and assure relevance and quality of research programmes in research institutions.

The Science, Technology and Innovation Act, 2013, (ST&I Act), mandates the Commission to register and accredit research institutions in Kenya. The objective of registration and accreditation is to uphold the standard of research in the country and secure public confidence in the National Research System. The criteria for registration is as outlined in the Guidelines for Registration of Research Institutions.

Applicants for registration of research institutions should download application form. Applicants should refer to the Guidelines for Registration of research Institutions. The application fee should make using the bank details shown below.

BANK DETAILS OF PAYMENT FOR REGISTRATION

 Kenya Shillings Account 
Bank: Kenya Commercial Bank
Branch: Kipande House
Account Name: National Commission for Science, Technology and Innovation
Account Number: 1104162547
Swift Code: KCBLKEN
Transaction Registration fee- Application for Registration as a Research
Description: Institution

 

 US Dollar Account
Bank: NIC Bank
Branch: City Centre
Account Name: National Commission for Science, Technology and Innovation
Account Number: 1001467375
Swift Code: NINCKENA
Transaction Registration fee- Application for Registration as a Research
Description: Institution

 

 NACOSTI has registered fifteen (15) research institutions