Training Centre in Communication (TCC Africa), in collaboration with the National Research Fund, Kenya (NRF)supported 70 researchers from 6 research and academic institutes in building their research capacity on how they could improve their research output and visibility through open science. The workshop was hosted by Maasai Mara University . Participants noted that understanding the process of academic publishing and open science was essential in making them more competitive , particularly when it came to resource mobilization. This is the first of a series of research capacity workshops , TCC Africa and NRF will be hosting in the country, with the objective of supporting early career researchers in producing quality outputs and guiding them on effective resource mobilization and grants management. Academic and research institutes are encouraged to nominate their researchers to attend the series of workshops. More about NRF The need for a proper institutional framework to be established with the role of harnessing and directing funds towards meeting the national ST&I goals led to the enactment of the Science Technology and Innovation (ST&I) Act of 2013. The ST&I Act No. 28, Section 32, of 2013 led to the establishment of a National Research Fund (NRF) with a mandate to mobilize, allocate and manage financial resources to facilitate an effective national innovation system that would create required knowledge and innovations in all fields of Science and Technology for the growing economy. The National Research Fund (NRF) is established under the Science Technology and Innovation (ST&I) Act of 2013, Section 32. The Fund became operational on 9th November 2015. The object of the Fund is to facilitate research for the advancement of science, technology and innovation. Part VII of the ST&I Act, 2013, stipulates that the Fund will constitute a sum of money amounting to 2% of the country’s Gross Domestic Product every year and such other monies designated for the Fund by Parliament, donations, endowment or grants or gifts designated for the Fund.