The Certificate in Knowledge Dynamics
The Individual Research Internship Programme allows emerging scientists and/or leaders to select a suitable theme, and undertake a Science based research project.
The objective of the project is the discovery of New Science, and the contribution of new knowledge to the Universal Knowledge Base of the Sciences.
The study and research project will be designed, managed and assessed [evaluated] by content and presentation supervisors who are experts in their respective professions.
The student who undertakes a study under the supervision of qualified experts and excel with his/her research, and who makes a scientific discovery, may obtain a certificate in knowledge dynamics, on junior degree level.
In terms of this programme the student does not have to participate in any Science Based Competitions.
Student[s] will work under the supervision and/or mentorship of academics and/or career professionals who will act as content advisers.
Previous contributions to the Universal Knowledge Base of Science [Mainstream Science]:
Registration: The Student registers as a New Frontiers Science Programme Intern
Consultation: As Intern, the student then consults with his Research Supervisor to find a suitable research topic
Research: The intern follows internationally recognized and accepted research procedures and methods to reach his or her [research] objective[s]
Assessment: The research project is assessed by content judges as well as presentation judges
Certification: Certification takes place in the same way as during post-graduate studies
The 10 Phases of Scientific Discovery:
The discovery of "new Science" is all about the management of established scientific facts, and the identification of new facts that have not been part of the existing knowledge base of any of the Sciences
Phase 1: Topic/Theme Selection.
Selection and defining/outlining of research topics/themes [= practical problem to be solved]
Verification of potential scientific discovery by emerging scientist
Phase 2: Topic/Theme Accreditation and Registration.
Accreditation and registration of research topic/theme in the ReFES Register of Projects [Including determination of Copyright/Intellectual Rights]:
Phase 3: Research Method Selection.
Selection of applicable research framework, research criteria and assessment criteria
Phase 4: Research.
Step 1: Analyze problem
Identify Field of Science that applies to problem
Identify scientific principles and or laws that apply to problem
Identify the gateway concepts that apply to the problem: Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Economics and Informatics, and/or other concepts
Audit of existing facts/research/principles
Step 2: Finding New Science
Research through Experiments and/or lab research / and /or search for new Science/facts to solve problem
Find new applications of Scientific concepts, principles and or laws
Step 3: Prepare a detailed outline of research result/discovery
Step 4: Obtain a 2nd examination/assessment [double check].of result with Research Project Advisors/Consultants [A summary in respect of contextualization and comparison of results with existing Mainstream Science (Gridding) of the research result/discovery within the body of facts of existing Science/scientific principles]
Step 5: Prepare a Final Report [Scientific (Multi-media) Essay Format]
Phase 5: Presentation of Research Project.
Phase 6: Registration of Rights [Copyright/Intellectual Property/Patent].
Registration Copyright Intellectual property with ReFES
Phase 7: Publication of research report
Public: Internet web site
Phase 8: Assessment within the framework of existing Science knowledge base
Phase 9: Moderation - within the framework of regulations approved by the ReFES Council - of entries, by the Programme Administrator
Phase 10: Allocation and public announcement of awards