As part of its monitoring and quality control mechanism for researches, Research Development and Evaluation Center (RDEC) through the Office of the Vice President for Research, Extension Services and External Linkages (OVP-RESEL) conducted the 40th Agency In-House Review last September 22-23, 2016 at the RDEC Conference Room.
Participated by officials under OVP-RESEL, research coordinators and researchers from different colleges, the 40th AIHR yielded a total of sixteen proposals under the following categories: Education; Health; Gender Equity; Science and Technology; and Social Services. The review was held to increase the number of researches conducted by the University and was based on the following criteria, as follows: originality and appropriateness of methodology; potential for the creation of new advancement of knowledge and evidence of benefit to the area covered by the research; provides solution to identified priority area/problems and issues in the region and national levels; anticipated outputs, outcomes, and impacts of the proposed research, including contribution to economy and social benefits; budget reasonableness and consistency with the proposed work plan; and presentation of research.
Dr. Chona Q. Sarmiento, Vice President-RESEL, in her welcome remarks encouraged the researches to work into evidenced-based researches. “We need to improve more on our basic applied and developmental studies that focus more on policy issue as a higher education institution. When we craft our research proposals, we make sure that there is a systematic analysis based on the dialog and ideas,” she added. Dr. Reynante E. Autida, RDEC Director, presented the R&D Agenda and Research Proposals for Outsourced Grants for 2016-2022.
Dr. Autida said that among the proposals presented, they were able to determine which are for outsource grants, however these will still need to undergo technical and ethics review. A proposal presented on “Disaster Risk Reduction Program for Zamboanga City Barangays in Response to the Anticipated “Big One” from Sulu and Cotabato Trenches and Act of Terrorism” by Arch. Domingo A. Abarro III, Dean, College of Architecture and Arch. Manolo L. Tatel, will also be presented to the Institutional Development and Innovation Grants for national vetting on Sept. 28, 2016.
The Panel of Evaluators is composed of Dr. Chona Q. Sarmiento, Dr. Reynante E. Autida, Prof. Swidin S. Husin, Research Utilization Publication and Information Dissemination (RUPID) Director, Prof. Rosalyn Echem, Gender Research and Resource Center (GRRC) Director, Prof. Norqueen T. Dumadaug, RDEC Assistant Director. (Liezel M. Parreño, WMSU-PAO)