on the organisation and conduct of
scientific research activity     


The objectives of the Faculty of Nursing in the field of research are the following: 

  • to contribute, through the research activity of members of the university community, to the enrichment of universal cultural heritage and bio-humanistic knowledge;
  • to actively enrich the level of knowledge in the field of specialisations ( nursing, balneopycho-physiotherapy) and health education processes and techniques;           
  • to develop benchmark research activities in the areas mentioned, compatible and comparable with national and international scientific research programmes;
  • promote quality and excellence in research, creativity, interdisciplinarity, competitiveness, cooperation, effective management, ethical principles and deotology in all research activities and at all levels; 
  • to disseminate and exploit the results of scientific research obtained, to promote inventive activities;
  • stimulate extra-budgetary funding of scientific research, design, expertise and consultancy activities through contracts with economic operators, other institutions and organisations;
  • to facilitate the acquisition of the necessary scientific research skills by students through their material and spiritual co-interest
  • develop and modernise its research, support and micro-production units, teaching and experimental bases.


            I. Organisation of scientific research



1. In the Faculty of Nursing the activity of scientific research-development, design, consultancy and expertise, hereinafter referred to as research activityis carried out in accordance with the provisions contained in: Law no. 84 / 1995, supplemented and republished (Education Law); OG 57 / 2002, approved by Law no. 324 / 2003 on scientific research and technological development; Law no. 319 / 2003 on the status of research staff; Law no. 123 / 1997 (Status of teaching staff); Charter of the University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Craiova and Faculty documents (research strategy and research plan)


2. The Dean, the Vice-Dean, the Scientific Secretary, the Heads of Departments constitute the scientific committee of the faculty and are the main structure responsible for scientific research activities in the faculty.



3. Scientific research is an essential component of the work of university teachers and can be carried out:

a) in all forms:

- research under contract with the Ministry of Education and Research and other national or international institutions and bodies;

- individual research reported in departments;

- the achievement of service provision that makes use of both the existing material base of the university and the professional competence of the teaching staff;

- publications (articles, treatises and monographs);

- doctoral training reports.

b) at all levels:

basic/experimental research;

applied/clinical research;

research for medical-pharmaceutical technological development;

biological and educational research;

- design of products, production systems, technologies and procedures, medical-pharmaceutical and laboratory services

- consultancy, technical assistance, project verification and expertise in the medical-pharmaceutical and bio-humanist field          




4. Research activity in the Faculty of Nursing is carried out: individually; in research collectives; at departmental and discipline level, in research and technology transfer centres (subordin>8. The scientific research in the internal plan has as beneficiary the Faculty of Nursing and UMF Craiova and is carried out on the basis of the research plans elaborated at the level of the departments, with the aim of solving those themes that are part of the priority research topics and covering the scientific research obligations in the rules of the teaching staff, but have not found sources of funding.


5. The research teams in the chairs or departments are made up of teaching staff, research scientists, students and, in some cases, research assistants.


6. Scientific research centres are organised as structures without legal personality, around a competitive research programme that meets general criteria such as: tradition, relevance, impact at the frontier of scientific and technological research in the field concerned, significant contribution to the expansion of knowledge, technical, economic and administrative rationalisation in national or international contexts.


7. Research topics are part of the annual research plan and are approved by the faculty council.






                        II. Material resources


13. THE UNIVERSITY OF MEDICINE AND PHARMACY OF CRAIOVA, as a legal entity, provides all the technical, economic and legal facilities for carrying out scientific research in good conditions..


14. Scientific research benefits free of charge from the services of the entire information and documentation network of the University Library.


15. The material base (equipment, machinery, installations and premises) needed to carry out scientific research consists of:

  • the material base used in the teaching activity, without affecting its development, used in particular for the development of scientific research activity in the internal plan
  • the material base intended exclusively for scientific research acquired from research contracts or sponsorships for this purpose;
  • the material base with mixed use (teaching and research) acquired both from scientific research contracts and from the budget.


                    III. Funding


16. Sources of funding for research activities are:

funds from the state budget to finance programmes, sub-programmes, themes and new actions of the National Programme for Scientific Research and Development and Innovation awarded on a competitive basis, as well as other research themes of national interest in the form of grants concluded with MECT, CNCSIS, Romanian Academy, Academy of Medical Sciences, etc..;

international research contracts (grants funded by European Union funds, research activities in partnerships supported by foreign research institutions, universities, medical-pharmaceutical and biological companies);

- revenue from technical and scientific consultancy, technical expertise, technical assistance; diagnostic services

- activities to exploit research results;

- sponsorships;

- firm orders


17. Expenses for electricity, heating, telephones, fax, etc. are covered:

- from the budget for in-house scientific research;

- from the direction provided for in the specifications of scientific research contracts (with the Ministry of Education and Research or economic units).





                    IV. Objectives 2008-2011


In a period of major importance, which will form the basis of medium and long-term research directions, the following actions are proposed in the field of scientific research:


  • The major research directions within the Faculty of Nursing will be:


I.    "Identifying ways to make health care more efficient"

II.   "Identification of environmental factors disturbing the balance of the human system"

III.  "Analysis of sources of addiction for maintaining bio-psycho-social balance"



  • Redefine the objectives and strategies of the current institutional structures for promoting and organising scientific research:
    • Intra- and inter-institutional cooperation at local, national and international level will be encouraged, including through a transparent policy of allocating material support from own resources to projects with a real chance of anchoring/alignment with other programmes.
    • The same departments will ensure the permanent and accurate updating of the "scientific research" component of the university website, in Romanian and English.
    • These actions will be based on the exploitation of the IT environment created and constantly updated (high-speed Internet and Intranet, access to international databases, creation of dedicated research portals, etc.).
  • Developing research infrastructure and facilities through a pragmatic investment policy in apparatus and equipment, respectively through participation in large investment projects in public infrastructure in which UMF Craiova is involved (launched through the competition POSCCE-A2-O2.2.1-2007 + Capacitati-I-2007-2).
    • Further development of research infrastructure will be done through a pragmatic, transparent investment policy, based on clear projects, well argued and compatible with research programmes institutions>Current infrastructure programmes under the Capacities Programme will be completed: Platforma Interdisciplinara de Cercetare pentru Tehnologii Imagistice Microendoscopice Avansate - Platform of Interdisciplinary Research in Advanced MicroEndoscopy Imaging Devices (PYRAMID).
    • The development of a highly technical biobase will be completed, including by ensuring that it is equipped to the highest standards, by accessing other funds. Creation of a new scientific research centre in the field of nursing, but with a strong interdisciplinary character that will enhance the human and technological potential of the institution, increasing the chances of funding grant projects.
    • Organisation of national scientific events in Craiova in the fields of undergraduate.
    • Increasing the visibility of the journals published within UMF: Craiova Medical University, with its classification in category B recognition by CNCSIS, respectively ISI indexing of the Romanian Journal of Morphology and Embryology.
    • To facilitate research cooperation between students, junior doctors and experienced academics, and to improve and enhance the collaboration and communication process in research projects of academics from basic and clinical-applicative disciplines respectively.
    • Develop internal information resources regarding participation in national competitions > Increase by at least 25% annually the number of articles published in ISI and/or Medline listed journals, with the encouragement and support by all means of research groups targeting high impact journals. The direct consequence will be a medium and long-term increase in the number of citations, evaluated either by the ISI Thompson (Web of Science) system or by the Google Scholar system (which allows the calculation and evaluation of the h-index).
    • Increasing the number of departments and laboratories that can perform services to third parties (including patients), which are part of the Diagnostic and Treatment Centre of UMF Craiova, in order to increase their own income and promote excellence in the provision of medical services, thus allowing the improvement of the health status of the population and health management through the creative exploitation of current scientific achievements.
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