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Business of Research [Covers COP Certificate Requirement] Printable Ver.3.0 English

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The Business of Research is an important module for those Research Professionals that are interested in setting up their independent research services practice as Independent Research Specialists. The main objective of this module is to provide a basic understanding of how to set-up an Independent R ...Read more
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The Business of Research is an important module for those Research Professionals that are interested in setting up their independent research services practice as...


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The Business of Research is an important module for those Research Professionals that are interested in setting up their independent research services practice as Independent Research Specialists. The main objective of this module is to provide a basic understanding of how to set-up an Independent Research Services Business and how to effectively manage small business operations? - The topics are intended to familiarize students with essential elements of business management that provide valuable insight into SMB (Small to Medium Size Business) operational issues, along with the business risks attached and both the advantages and disadvantages of working independently.

This module also includes topics that explain several steps required from the time client research proposal is drafted and later how it gets executed and ultimately delivered to the client.  Other aspects of business operations such as Accounting, Billing, Project Pricing and Projects Costing are also included in this module.

This Module has (2) units:

Starting & Running Independent Online Research Business – Unit 10

The concepts explained in Unit-10 provide a sound footing for a Research Specialist to establish and run their Independent Research practice and offer their services to their clients.

Topics Covered

The topics discussed include various operational and management elements of a small size business; they include,

  • Business Registration and Corporate Structure Overview – In USA/Canada
  • Business Management Topics
    • First Meeting with the Client (Building Client Relationships)
    • Preparing Business Proposal or Research Proposals
    • Contract Negotiations (Legal Issues and Types of Contracts, Pricing of Projects)
    • Project Management (Costs and Budgets, Billing the Client, Cash-flow Management)
    • Business Human Resource Management & Third-Party Collaborations
  • Execution of Contracts and Delivery of Projects
List of Information Business Management Software’s and Tools – Unit 11

Inclusive Online Training Resources

Online resources provide a variety of tools you can use to supplement the Official Courseware. This course contains the following online resources:

Exam Guide

Exam Guide

A guide that is all about suggesting approach and tips for passing your exams. The topics in this guide are based on feedback and most common questions asked by other candidates. It identifies topics that most students find difficult to comprehend and suggest the best approach to overcome difficulty barrier.

Online Mock Exams

Online Mock Exams

Registered students can practice real mock exams that simulate the exact same final exam pattern and similar questions. Questions are rotated at random in each section of the exams as you will find in real exams with exam re-takes. 

Online Exam Preparation Support

Online Exam Preparation Support

Students are given an online chat support by appointment to orient them and guide them for study programs and to answer their concerns and questions about the CIRS examination. [This is not a tutoring support, but a live guide from our Course Development and Examination Board volunteer members]

Unlimited Access to Research Paper & Videos

Unlimited Access to Research Paper & Videos

Access to AIRS online available research papers and subject related video clips - These are a collection of links from external sources.  Students will find these useful as references that assist in clarifying and learning concepts and topics that are part of the CIRS exam curriculum.

Supplemental Notes

Supplemental Notes

These are the learning material that is included as information and notes that either compliment the main topics in the syllabus or assist with difficult and complex topics that require elaboration or further explanations for students.

Note: The hard copies of the Self-Study Guide are available for purchase by students in the Americas, Western Europe, Australia, and Oceania only. International students who order the electronic version of the course will receive the electronic (non-printable) online version of the Self-Study Guide and Workbook.

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