Duties and Responsibilities of the Research Management Services Office

  1. Supervises the assistant directors in planning, implementing and evaluation of their respective operational/tactical plans;
  2. Provides relevant administrative structure and support services;
  3. Provides faculty and administration with data required for planning and policy development;
  4. Maintains a data bank of research outputs and activities, and whenever necessary, disseminate research outputs of the Uni versity;
  5. Facilitates the conduct of review and evaluation of research activities and projects;
  6. Facilitates the selection of the awardees for: Best Research and Development Paper, Outstanding Faculty Researcher, Outstanding Technology Commercialization, Most Outstanding Research, Outstanding Research in Pure and Applied Sciences, Outstanding Research in Basic and Applied Social Sciences and the Humanities; and Best Action Research;
  7. Facilitates the evaluation of students and faculty researches for technology assessment and copyright/ patent application; and
  8. Performs other functions pertinent to this office as may be necessary.


Research Thrusts and Priorities

The University shall pursue thrusts and priorities which may be subjected to review at least annually by each area: Architecture, Engineering and Technology; Agriculture and Natural Science; Environment and Biodiversity; Entrepreneurial and Business; and Education, Mathematics and Social Sciences to make the Research Program of the University responsive to the emerging needs and environmental changes and development depending on research competencies available, appropriateness to the local needs and availability of the resources. The following thrusts and priorities are based on the national, regional and provincial agenda of the government identified through agenda setting and road mapping among research personnel, deans, faculty researchers, students and external stakeholders.
  • Food;
  • Energy;
  • Environment;
  • Health and Medical Sciences;
  • Material Science and Engi neering;
  • Information and Communications Technology;
  • Manufacturing and Process Engineeri ng;
  • Science and Mathematics; and
  • Education and Social Sciences.


Objectives
  • Ensure effective dissemination and application of research through oral and/or poster presentations and publication of results in refereed journals , and when appropriate, research output commercialization to encourage the entrepreneurial spirit i n faculty and students.
  • Develop a culture of research among faculty and students by involving them in research activities through seminar workshops, research fora, research assistantships and other research interactions and collaborations.
  • Optimize the utilization of research outputs for technology transfer and possible income generating projects.


Honoraria
  • Royalties. Researchers shall be entitled to royalties when they produce income-generati ng research like research outputs published in the form of books, manuals or handbooks, and development projects if purchased by various clientele. Said royalties should be i n accordance with the Intellectual Property Rights Policy (IP) of the University and Intellectual Property Rights Law of the Philippines. Moreover, for outp uts generated from externally funded research the royalties should be in accordance with the Memorandum of Agreement. This guideline applies only in cases where the University will finance the reproduction, marketing and distribution of such materials or projects.
  • Monetary Award. Monetary award shall be given to faculty members or personnel whose research work finds publication in international, national or regional refereed journals, or whose study was presented in i nternational, national or regional research fora , subject to availability of University funds.
    • For faculty/personnel researchers whose work finds publication in refereed journals, the University shall award the achievement and recogni ze such through monetary incentives as fo llows:
      • international Php 30,000/paper
      • regional/national
        (accredited by CHED) Php 20,000/paper
    • For faculty/personnel researchers whose study has been presented orally in an international forum abroad, the University shall award them Php 15,000 in recognition for their achievement as researcher/presenter.
    • For faculty/personnel researchers whose study has been presented orally in an international forum locally, the University shall award them Php 10,000 in recognition for their achievement as researcher/presenter.
    • For faculty/personnel researchers whose study has been presented for poster presentation in an international forum held abroad, the University shall award them Php 10,000 i n recognition of their work.
    • For faculty/personnel researchers whose study has been presented for poster presentation in an international forum held locally, the University shall award them Php 7,500 in recognition of their work.
    • For faculty/personnel researchers whose study has been presented for oral presentation in a national forum, the Uni versity shall likewise award them Php 5,000 for this achievement.
    • For faculty/personnel researchers whose study has been presented for oral presentation in a regional forum , the Uni versity shall likewise award them Php 3,000 for this achievement.
    • For faculty/personnel researchers whose study has been presented for poster presentation in a regional/ national forum, the Uni versity shall likewise award them Php 2,000 for this achievement.
    • Faculty/personnel researchers may avail of the incentive for the oral/poster presentation in an international/national/regional conference only once per study, whichever is higher. Another incentive may be claimed for the same research study for its publication in an i nternational/ national/regional/local refereed journal.
    • Faculty researchers who have claimed an incentive for presentation/publication of a research study i n a regional or national forum may claim for the differential amount of the incentive if the same study is presented in a national or intentional forum, whichever applies.

    • The aforementioned incentives shall be divided equally among the co-authors of the research study presented/ published. Faculty research advisers are considered as co-authors of the research study of their students.

    Assistance for Research Presentation
    The University shall provide assistance for research presentation of faculty researchers over and above the monetary award. The assistance is inclusive of registration, hotel accommodation, two-way air fare, and other i ncidental expenses necessary for the research presentation, subjec t to availability of funds and to the usual accounti ng and auditi ng procedures of the Uni versity.

    Assistance for Research Publication
    The University shall provide assistance for publication of faculty researches over and above the monetary award based on the paper’s full publication cost subject to availability of funds.

    Ownership of Patent and/or Copyright
    The University owns the research output but the Research and Extension grantee reserves the right to authorship. Ownership of the patent and/or copyright shall be in accordance to the existing Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) Policy of the Uni versity, Implementing Guidelines for Technology Transfer, Uti lization and Commercialization, and Intellectual Property Rights Law of the Philippines.

    Best Paper Award
    The awards will be gi ven to researches conducted by indi vidual faculty or personnel or to a group of faculty researchers through multi/interdisciplinary research. All researchers shall be required to submit scientific and/or technical papers of the research project outputs that shall be eligible for awards. The objectives i n giving this award are to uplift the research quality of the University, and encourage the faculty and personnel of Batangas State Uni versity to come up with high-impact research outputs. This is determined duri ng the Research Forum for each academic year. The awards are the following:
    • Outstanding Technology Commercialization - Php 30,000.00
    • Most Outstanding Research - PhP 20,000.00
    • Outstanding Research in Pure and Applied Sciences - PhP 15,000.00
    • Outstanding Research inBasic and Applied Social Sciences and the Humanities - PhP 15,000.00
    • Outstanding Action Research - PhP 10,000.00

    The criteria for its selection are as follows:
    Outstanding Technology Commercialization Award
    • The research paper or project that may qualify for this award shall be in the field of science and technology development and should be aligned with the current thrusts and priorities of the University.
    • It should be a sole or collaborative innovati ve, original and novel research work.
    • The developed technology should have significant economic impact and with great contribution i n the development of a community, and will help uplift the development of the community, or the community itself.
    • The developed technology should have been properly disseminated, patented and commercialized.
    • The one who made such research paper or project shall recei ve the award and should be a regular or contractual faculty and researcher from Batangas State University.

    Most Outstanding Research
    • The research paper or project that may qualify for this award should be aligned with the current thrusts and priorities of the University.
    • It should be a sole i nnovative, original and novel research work.
    • The research paper or project should have significant economic impact and with great contribution in the development of a community, will help uplift the development of the community, the community itself, or will elevate the quality of research in the University.
    • The completed research paper or project should have been properly disseminated, patented or commercialized.
    • The one who made such research paper or project shall recei ve the award and should be a regular or contractual faculty and researcher from Batangas State University.

    Outstanding Research in Pure and Applied Sciences
    • The research paper or project that may qualify for this award should be aligned with the current thrusts and priorities of the Uni versity under Pure and Applied Sciences.
    • It should be an i nnovati ve, original and novel research work.
    • The research paper or project should have significant contribution in the development of a community, will help uplift the development of the community, the community itself, or will elevate the quality of research of the University.
    • The completed research paper or project should have been properly disseminated, patented or commercialized.
    • The one who made such research paper or project shall recei ve the award and should be a regular or contractual faculty and researcher from Batangas State University.

    Outstanding Research in Basic and Applied Social Sciences and the Humanities
    • The research paper or project that may qualify for this award should be aligned with the current thrusts and priorities of the Uni versity under Basic and Applied Social Sciences and Humanities.
    • It should be an i nnovati ve, original and novel research work.
    • The research paper or project should have significant contribution in the development of a community, will help uplift the development of the community, the community itself, or will elevate the quality of research of the University.
    • The completed research paper or project should have been properly disseminated.
    • The one who made such research paper or project shall recei ve the award and should be a regular or contractual faculty and researcher from Batangas State University.

    Outstanding Action Research
    • The research paper or project that may qualify for this award should be aligned with the current thrusts and priorities of the University.
    • It should be a sole or collaborati ve, i nnovative, original and novel research work.
    • The research paper or project should have significant contribution in the holistic development of Batangas State University as an educational institution, will help uplift the development of the community, the community itself, or will elevate the quality of research of the University.
    • The completed research paper or project should have been properly disseminated.
    • The one who made such research paper or project shall recei ve the award and should be a regular or contractual faculty and researcher from Batangas State University.

    Outstanding Faculty Researcher Award
    The guidelines for the search for this award shall be as follows:
    • The recipient of this award should be a regular or contractual faculty of Batangas State Uni versity.
    • He/She shall receive PhP 50,000.00.
    • The faculty researcher should have completed at least two research papers or projects internally and externally funded, or had made collaborati ve research.
    • The faculty researcher should have completed at least two research papers or projects, which should have been properly disseminated through publication in a refereed journal, patented and/or commercialized.
    • The research papers or projects made by the faculty researchers should have great contribution to the community, have significant economic impact, and should help elevate the quality of research in the Uni versity.
    • The recipient of this award should have received research-related citations and/or awards from reputable award-givi ng organi zations or agencies.
    • Qualified faculty researchers shall apply for this award at the Office of the Vice President for Research, Development and Extension. The Office shall conduct initial evaluation of the application prior to endorsement to the Research Council.
    • The Research Council and two (2) external experts shall select the recipient of this award from among the candidates endorsed by the Research and Development Office.
    • A faculty researcher who applies for this award shall not be involved, directly or indirectly, in the evaluation and selection processes.


    Staff and Personnel

    University Researcher
    • Conduct/Direct research projects subject to the same responsibilities as the other researchers;
    • Conduct field and laboratory experiments using prescribed techniques;
    • Make creative suggestions regarding adaptations or modifications to standard research and laboratory methods;
    • Prepare scientific articles and reports for publication and presentation;
    • Test and calibrate laboratory and scientific equipment;
    • Provide technical assistance to faculty/personnel researchers in the conduct of research activities;
    • Perform other duties as may be assigned by the superior from time to time;
    • Perform other activities on position which have been created for the efficient and effective management of the research program;