The DOST VI has made pioneering efforts in R&D management by strengthening its collaborative efforts and serving as base agency of two (2) R&D consortia namely, the Western Visayas Consortium for Industry and Energy Research and Development (WVCIERD) and the Western Visayas Health Research and Development Consortium (WVHRDC). These consortia were established primarily to provide a formal venue that would catalyze the redirection, focusing and consolidation of S&T efforts to address the various needs of the various sectors in Western Visayas. These
consortia also aim to achieve efficiency in research through sharing of resources namely manpower, equipment, facilities and funds. The DOST VI serves as host and secretariat of WVCIERD and WVHRDC.