This LibGuide was revised and improved by Paizha Stoothoff from San José State University as part of her Professional Experience Internship project.
Dear Faculty and Students,
Wits is a research intensive university meaning that all academic staff are meant to be engaged with research, in addition to teaching and service work. In fact, there is an expectation that all academics are 'research active' which embraces publishing research outputs, raising external research funding, and supervising postgraduate students on an ongoing basis.
These expectations can be demanding in the context of other expectations related to teaching excellence and service commitments. The good news is that at Wits academics are not expected to do their research without support. The University Research Office (RO), Wits Enterprise (WE) and Wits Health Consortium (WHC) and the Library work in unison to provide an array of administrative supports for all active researchers. These include supports for:
This Library Guide provides insight into how you can be 'research active.' Please use it for your benefit and tell others about the guide if you found it useful. Please also tell us (the authors) how we can improve the guide and make it more accessible for users.
Maryna van den Heever and Robin Drennan
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Manager of Research Support Services: Maryna van den Heever