1. Registration of Research and Development activities is a legal requirement as prescribed by the Science and Technology Act No. 26 1997. Any contravention in respect of the rules and regulations set out in the Science and Technology Act No. 26 of 1997 are liable to a fine not exceeding twenty thousand penalty units or a term of imprisonment not exceeding five years or both.
2. Registration with the NSTC further promotes collaboration and sharing of information between and/or among institutions.
3. Institutions stand to benefit from the competitive research grants offered by the National Science and Technology Council.