World-Class Research University
Research Support Units

Research processes at Hacettepe University are supported by professional mechanisms offered by our different departments. Our research projects are financed by our university's own revenues from health and other sectoral services provided by qualified academic staff, and by the budget obtained from externally supported projects funded by national/international organizations and public/private sector. Details of projects supported by our university's own revenues can be accessed from BAPSIS databases, and details of projects supported by external funds can be accessed from DAPSIS databases .

Hacettepe University has in-house support mechanisms for the development of research infrastructure, training high-quality scientists, increasing the academic qualifications and achievements of researchers, increasing international cooperation opportunities, developing international research experiences and international recognition, protecting intellectual property rights and commercializing research findings through knowledge-technology transfer. Our researchers are encouraged to apply to a variety of externally funded funding sources, from individual preliminary research supports to international research and innovation collaboration supports.

Scientific Research Projects Coordination Unit

The aim of the projects supported by the Scientific Research Projects (BAP) Coordination Unit is to strengthen the research university identity of our university and contribute to its international visibility by supporting competitive research for academic development in basic and applied fields at our university. It is adopted as a basic principle that the supports should be distributed in a way to cover all academic disciplines from the fields of medicine-health sciences, science-engineering sciences, social-humanities and arts represented at our University.

The BAP Coordination Unit supports Hacettepe University researchers' comprehensive research projects that have original value, include innovative approaches, and have a high potential to contribute to the scientific, technological, economic, social and cultural development of our country. Researchers involved in supported projects are expected to produce outputs with high impact (research article, patent). Support is provided within the scope of the call for priority areas determined in line with the research policies of the university and our country. Multidisciplinary research projects aiming to develop university-industry, university-public and university-university cooperation at national and international level have a special place among the supports provided. As a research-oriented university, Hacettepe University places particular emphasis on such research projects that aim to strengthen its global outlook. Project proposals submitted to the BAP Coordination Unit are evaluated by the BAP Commission.

The project supports provided institutionally by the BAP Coordination Unit are listed below;

  • Comprehensive Research Projects
  • These are research projects with high original value, widespread impact and added value, which have the potential to reveal significant innovations when completed.

  • Priority Area Research Projects
  • These are the projects that can be supported with a higher budget than other support programs in the priority areas determined based on the feedback of the researchers from the academic units of our university and the priority sectors that our university is matched as a research university by the Council of Higher Education.

  • Invited Projects
  • These are special projects that will be prepared by the expert scientists from the staff of our University, by determining the subjects and conditions, in order to conduct research on subjects that are important for our university, by the university senior management or BAP Commission.

  • Participatory Research Projects
  • These are comprehensive research projects prepared with the participation of national or international institutions and organizations. Project proposals within this scope can be prepared nationally with the participation of domestic universities, public institutions, or private sector organizations, and internationally with the participation of universities, research institutes, private sector and international non-profit institutions and organizations from abroad.

    In participatory research projects, the collaborating institution should contribute in cash or in kind to the project budget in the form of human resources support or the use of research infrastructures that are not available in our university within the scope of the project. BAP Commission may make a special call to support project proposals prepared in cooperation with leading universities in the world in order to improve international visibility.

  • Rapid Support Projects
  • They are short-term and low-budget research projects that have the potential to turn into a comprehensive research project. In this context, support may also be given by the BAP Commission to meet the additional budgetary needs of national and internationally supported projects.

  • Thesis Projects
  • These are research projects prepared by associate, undergraduate and graduate students and carried out under the supervision of a faculty member. The fact that the projects in this scope are multidisciplinary is the reason for preference.

  • Career Start Projects
  • These are projects aimed at supporting the research of faculty members who have been appointed as assistant professor or associate professor for the first time in the last two years at our university. Researchers can only benefit from this type of support once during their career.

  • International Research Cooperation Projects
  • It is a collaborative research project that researchers carry out together with competent researchers from internationally recognized leading universities or research centers.

  • Research Infrastructure Projects
  • These are the projects prepared in accordance with scientific research criteria in order to develop the research infrastructure of the university and to increase its research potential. In research infrastructure projects, the university senior manager (vice rector) or the head of the relevant academic unit (such as the head of the department) should take part in the project team as an executive or researcher.

Project Support Office

Project Support Office operates to facilitate and increase the access of our University researchers to national and international funds. It aims to direct the project ideas of our PDO researchers to the right funding source and ensure that they are funded. The following activities are carried out by PDO under programs such as Horizon Europe, European Research Council (ERC), Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions, WIDESPREAD (Teaming, Twinning, ERA Chairs and COST Actions), Erasmus+, Horizon 2020, TUBITAK (ARDEB, BİDEB and TEYDEB), Ankara Development Agency, Turkish National Agency, the Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance (IPA):

  • Organizing info days/events related to fund programs,
  • Ensuring the broadcast/announcement of the program calls,
  • Supporting our researchers in directing them to funding programs compatible with their project ideas,
  • Giving guidance on the creation of a “network” during the project writing phase,
  • Helping to highlight the harmony between excellence, application and impact areas in project writing,
  • Providing technical information about the problems that may be encountered during the project applications,
  • Providing support by giving the necessary information and documents during the entry of project applications into the system,
  • Providing correct guidance by contacting TUBITAK when necessary,
  • Monitoring the project calls and identifying the researchers of our university who are competent in the call subjects through Web of Science and directing them to the project preparation process.

The administrative and financial processes of the projects supported by national and international organizations are carried out by the Externally Supported Projects Office within the BAP Coordination Unit.

Research Ethics Committees

Research projects are subject to research ethics evaluation processes, if necessary, according to their content. Research ethics committees and ethics commission operating for this purpose are listed below;

Knowledge-Technology Transfer

Hacettepe University has professional mechanisms, the effectiveness of which has been proven in the field for many years, in order to transfer the knowledge, it has acquired through scientific and technological research projects to the relevant sectors. Hacettepe Technopolis Technology Transfer Center (HT-TTM), which was established as a sub-unit within the Hacettepe Technology Development Zone Manager Inc. in 2008, became a separate legal entity with the status of a joint stock company in 2009.

Established in 2003, Hacettepe Technopolis is among the first technopolises of Turkey with its pioneering identity. Hacettepe Technopolis is an organized research and business center where our entrepreneurs, who produce high value-added, advanced technology products and services based on R&D, transfer knowledge and technology with each other, and receive appropriate infrastructure, superstructure and similar services at the highest quality. Hacettepe Technopolis stands out with its open area of ​​approximately 1 million m2, a leasable R&D investment area of ​​75 thousand m2, 270+ companies in different sectors, 4000+ employees who are experts in their fields, 1290+ completed, 530+ ongoing projects, pre-incubation and incubation center where new initiatives are supported, prototyping workshop, and HT-TTM, which has accomplished many successful works.

The transfer of our university's academic and technical knowledge to the relevant sectors is provided through HT-TTM. HT-TTM, which was established as a sub-unit within the body of Hacettepe Technology Development Zone Manager Inc., became a separate legal entity with the status of a joint stock company in 2009. HT-TTM provides our researchers with services such as developing university-industry and university-public cooperation projects, preparing projects for national and international funding programs, identifying inventions on research results and directing patent applications, and supporting entrepreneurship. HT-TTM has produced 100+ million TL worth of knowledge-technology transfer services through 1600+ contracted public-university-industry cooperation projects it has mediated since its establishment.

Research Performance Evaluation Office

Research Performance Evaluation Office (APDO) was established to monitor, evaluate and improve the research performance of our university. The office continues to work on the evaluation and reporting of data based on research and development performance in order to contribute to the development of our university in accordance with its identity as a research university. The activities carried out by the office for this purpose are listed below;

  • Collecting data on research performance in cooperation with various units of the university,
  • Organizing the data collected within the university and making it ready for analysis,
  • Sharing the monitoring and evaluation results with the Rector, Vice-Rectors and related units of the university,
  • Operating university-wide to ensure the standardization of university bibliometric data,
  • Ensuring the preparation of periodic research evaluation reports requested by institutions and organizations such as the Council of Higher Education (CoHE), the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK), the Ministry of Industry and Technology, and the Turkish Statistical Institute (TUIK) about the scientific research performance of our university and making them public.

Internationalization and Ranking Unit

Hacettepe University attaches special importance to the monitoring and development of performance indicators in order to increase its place in the world university rankings. International visibility and rating processes at our university are managed by the Internationalization and Ranking unit within the General Coordinatorship of Foreign Relations.