Developing and Implementation of Research Grant Management System for Research Office, Haramaya University, Ethiopia

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Tilahun Shiferaw 1,* Wesenu Mohammed 1 Tariku Mohammed 1 Zekarias Teferi 1

1. Department of Information Science, College of Computing and Informatics, P.O.Box 138, Haramaya University, Dire Dawa, Ethiopia

* Corresponding author.


Received: 16 Apr. 2018 / Revised: 1 May 2018 / Accepted: 17 May 2018 / Published: 8 Jun. 2018

Index Terms

Research grant management system, Research grant framework, Blended system development approach, Haramaya University research grant


In this work, we have developed a research grant management system in Haramaya University. The main aim of this project was to automate the manual working system in order to facilitate grant application process, improve time efficiency, save manual cost, improve the flow of information among researchers, and eliminate work delay. In the process of developing the system, researchers conducted a survey research which helps to identify the stakeholders and experts view. Delphi technique was used to identify the view of stakeholders. Whereas a questionnaire was used to collect data from purposely selected researchers to undertake user acceptance test. Finally, we adopted an iterative and incremental method. For the design, we used the UML Modeling language and PHP, JavaScript, Jquery, Json, Bootstrap and CSS used for the implementation. The user acceptance test found the system is acceptable with an average of 94.45%. Through all this process the system was successfully developed, tested and deployed.

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Tilahun Shiferaw, Wesenu Mohammed, Tariku Mohammed, Zekarias Teferi, " Developing and Implementation of Research Grant Management System for Research Office, Haramaya University, Ethiopia", International Journal of Modern Education and Computer Science(IJMECS), Vol.10, No.6, pp. 17-26, 2018. DOI:10.5815/ijmecs.2018.06.03


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