National Workshop on “Ensuring Quality in Scientific Research” January 7- 8, 2015

Organized by: School of Marine Sciences, Cochin University of Science and Technology, Lakeside Campus, Fine Arts Avenue, Kochi-16
In association with
Centre for Information Literacy Studies, University of Kerala
Kerala Library Association Ernakulam Region

Venue: School of Marine Sciences Auditorium, Near Fine Arts Hall, Foreshore Road, Ernakulam
Date and Time: January 7—8, 2015, 9.00a. m.— 5.00p. m.
Objectives of the Workshop
Even though the importance of quality in research might seem obvious, it is found that quality and methodological rigor are often lacking in most of the research reports. Evaluating quality of scientific research is still a challenging issue and it points at some basic training or inputs for the researchers in enhancing the quality of research and also in its communication. The quality of research depends on the appropriateness of the research technique adopted and the way in which the adopted technique is applied. Those research reports which adhere to the quality parameters only will withstand the test of scrutiny by reviewers. Many parameters like various indices, impact factor are there in the industry to access the quality of output.
The workshop will focus on various attributes for ensuring quality of scientific research, which includes the standards for quality research, the strategies for reporting quality research etc.

Who can participate?
The workshop is intended for Faculty members, Scientists, Research Scholars, Post Graduate students, Administrators and Library Professionals.

Registration fees
Registration fee Rs. 300/- for Research Scholars and Students from the Cochin University community. (50 participants)
Registration fee Rs.600/- for Outside Participants (30 participants)
Admission is restricted to first-cum-first-serve basis.

Registration fee can be remitted either in cash or by a demand draft in favour of The Director, School of Marine Sciences, CUSAT, Kochi-682016.
The last date of Registration is 31st December 2014. Online registration is available at

About Organizers:

School of Marine Sciences
School of Marine Sciences is located in the Lakeside campus of Cochin University of Science and Technology. More than150 research scholars pursue their studies under the various departments of the School in disciplines namely, Marine Biology, Microbiology and Biochemistry, Chemistry, Geology and Geophysics, Oceanography, Atmospheric Sciences, Fisheries and Environment Sciences. There is a full fledged library which covers all these realm subjects.

Kerala Library Association, Ernakulum region
Kerala Library Association is the first professional organization in Kerala that represents the interest of qualified librarians working in different libraries with due foresight and objectivity; keeping in view the proper development of librarianship and library services in the state. KLA Ernakulam region has so far conducted two workshops on the same topic in this campus, and the response was overwhelming.

Centre for Information Literacy Studies, University of Kerala Thiruvananthapuram
The main purpose of Information Literacy (IL) is to empower customers/ citizens for life with transferable skills. In the emerging teaching-learning environment IL has emerged as an essential skill for the teachers and students in their pursuit of knowledge. The University of Kerala has taken the initiative of forming a Centre for Information Literacy Studies with the aim of inculcating the necessary skills in the academic community. It was established in 2008 and at present, functions in the Department of Library and Information Science, University of Kerala.

School of Marine Sciences Auditorium, fourth floor, Lakeside Campus, CUSAT, Near Ernakulam Fine Arts Hall, Foreshore Road, Ernakulam. Kochi-682016

How to reach the venue?
Kochi (erstwhile Cochin) is well connected by air, rail, road and sea.
By Rail : Nearest railway station is Ernakulam Junction. The Lakeside Campus is only 2 km from the Ernakulam Junction (South) Railway Station and about 4 Kms from Ernakulam Town (North) Railway Station.
By Road : Lakeside Campus is situated at the heart of the city and is well connected by road. Nearest Bus stop is, Medical Trust Hospital, Pallimuku/Maharaja’s College Ernakulam.

The participants have to make necessary arrangements themselves for the stay and travel. In case of any help, kindly contact the organizing secretary.

Dr. K Mohan Kumar
Chairman, Organizing Committee
Director, School of Marine Sciences
CUSAT, Kochi-682016

For further information please contact:
Organizing Secretary
P J Manuel
Asst. Librarian, School of Marine Sciences
CUSAT, Kochi – 16
Mob: 9496276307 Email:


Joint Secretary
Joe Joseph
Secretary, KLA Ernakulam Region
Mob: 9447260241 Email:


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