The Research Council (TRC) – Stakeholder

The research Council in Oman’s exclusive research funding body and leader of research development in the country. TRC serves as a focal point and hub dedicated to promoting and supporting research, scientific enquiry, and innovation in the Sultanate of Oman.

Established in June 2005, TRC has been founded by Royal Decree No. 2005/54 under the chairmanship of His Highness Sayyid Shihab Bin Taraq Al-Said, adviser to His Majesty the Sultan. This was notably followed in 2010 by Royal Decree No. 2010/30 with TRC set to lead the way in drawing up a national plan for scientific research in the Sultanate. As a policy-making body and funding agency, TRC encourages the promotion and application of research, innovation and science to create value that service business, markets and the wider needs of society. It is our believe that the research conducted in Oman should further the public good with commitment to the spread and transfer of knowledge.


Create an innovation ecology that is responsive to local needs and international trends, fosters social harmony, and leads to creativity and excellence.


Regional hub of innovation – leader in producing new ideas, products and services

  • Significant research capacity
  • Research excellence in selected areas
  • Receptive to local social and economic needs – with alacrity!
  • Infrastructure for evidence-based policy decisions


  • Research Capacity
  • Research Excellence
  • Knowledge Transfer
  • Enabling Environment