The group concluded that the research productivity of a dental school depended to a large extent on the availability of resources, human and economic. Firstly it requires a group of individuals trained and educated to conduct independent research. Secondly, it requires that these individuals had time to spend on research activities. Thirdly, appropriate space and equipment in which to conduct the research were considered prerequisites. Fourthly, they require an ongoing and appropriate budget. Fifthly, it is essential to have an appropriate climate in the school that encourages and rewards research achievement.
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