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, Energy and Emerging Technology Research and Development (WVCIEERD) 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 needs of the various sectors in Western Visayas. These consortia also aim to achieve efficiency in research through collaborations and sharing of resources namely manpower, equipment, facilities and funds. The DOST VI serves as host and secretariat of WVCIEERD and WVHRDC.
Western Visayas Health Research and Development Consortium (WVHRDC)
The consortium envisioned itself to be the lead agency in developing and sustaining a health research culture in Western Visayas (Region VI). It will lead in identifying health research priorities, strengthen institutional and manpower health research capabilities, establish linkages among various research institutions and funding agencies, ensure the implementation of ethical standards in health research, and promote dissemination and utilization of health research results in the region. The consortium was created and structured with the Philippine Council for Health Research and Development (PCHRD) in order to link researchers and institutions and to facilitate health research activities attuned to the regional health needs.
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Western Visayas Consortium for Industry, Energy and Emerging Technology Research and Development (WVCIEERD)
The Western Visayas Consortium for Industry, Energy and Emerging Technology Research and Development (WVCIEERD) is an association of different agencies,
private higher education institutions (PHEIs) and state universities and colleges (SUCs) involved in research and development, and extension services to provide the needs of the industry, energy and emerging technology sectors in Western Visayas. While doing so, the consortium will be generating knowledge and technologies in line with regional and local agenda, develop and expand the pool of experts, forge strong partnerships, and promote protections of intellectual property among others.
Western Visayas Agriculture and Resources Research and Development Consortium (WESVARRDEC)
Western Visayas Agriculture and Resources Research and Development Consortium (WESVARRDEC) is an organization of 29 consortium member and partner member agencies that seeks to pool technical expertise and other resources related to research and development activities in Western Visayas. The consortium is led by West Visayas State University (WVSU) and is one of the 13 consortia under the Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic, Forestry and Natural Resources Research and Development (PCAARRD). On September 2015, the consortium was officially renamed to Western Visayas Agriculture Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development Consortium (WESVAARRDEC) with the inclusion of aquatic sector.
Regional Ethics Monitoring Board (REMB)
The Regional Ethics Monitoring Board (REMB) is an organization created to promote an ethically-compliant environment in the conduct of health and health-related researches in the region by ensuring the implementation of the Philippine Health Research Ethics Board (PHREB) guidelines at the regional level. Primarily, it will assist PHREB in managing the Regional Ethics Comittees (RECS) in protecting the rights, safety, and welfare of human participants in health-related research. It will also spearhead the development of pool of competent people related to ethics review.
Regional Research Development and Innovation Commitee (RRDIC)
The Regional R&D Committee is a special committee under Regional Development Council (RDC) Region VI that aims to bridge the gap and challenges of development thrusts to ensure quality researches and projects for an accelerated regional socio-economic development.
Science for Change Program (S4C)
- Niche Centers in the Regions for R&D (NICER) Program
This program aims to capacitate Higher Educational lnstitute (HEIs) in the country, through an institutional grant for R&D activities that will make significant improvement in regional research and S&T infrastructure. Through NICER, HEls will be able to integrate regional development needs with R&D and local resources.
- R&D Leadership (RDLead) Program
The program will engage experts with strong leadership, management and innovative policy-making proficiency to be in charge of strengthening the research capabilities of the HEls or Research and Development Institute. The RDLead experts will lead in establishing new and upgrading existing R&D Centers under the NICER Program, or upgrading of existing RDIs.
- Collaborative Research and Development to Leverage Philippine Economy (CRADLE) Program
The program will help create a synergistic relationship between the academe as producer of knowledge and manpower, and the industry as the entity which translates technologies to real world applications to generate new opportunities for Filipinos in the form of new industries, enterprises, jobs and solutions to pressing community and national problems. Under the CRADLE Program, the private sector industry will identify the problem; and the HEI or RDI will undertake the research and development, with funding from DOST.
- Business Innovation through S&T (BIST) for Industry Program
The program facilitates the acquisition of foreign technologies by program will provide partial funding to private sectors to enhance their technological capacity to undertake R&D through purchase of high-tech equipment, technology licensing, and acquisition of patent rights.
- Niche Centers in the Regions for R&D (NICER) Program
Special Projects Unit
These are research and development (R&D) projects conducted by the technical personnel of the DOST Region VI.
R&D Programs of National Academy of Science and Technology (NAST), National Research Council of the Philippines (NRCP), and DOST Balik
Research and development (R&D) activities, scientific lectures, and symposiums conducted by NAST, NRCP, and DOST Balik Scientists in partnership with DOST Region VI.