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The Research and Evaluation Office seeks to propel CEU to become a recognized research institution fostering the quality of education research while contributing to the amelioration of society through the following:
The success of the University does not only depend on how it copes with the changing educational environment, but also on how it prepares for the challenges and opportunities that it faces in the future. It is through research that CEU can best address these two major concerns.
CEU has always fulfilled the threefold functions of a university: instruction, research, and community services. Excellence in higher education can only be accomplished by acquisition of new knowledge through research and creative activities.
Through the years, CEU continues to enrich knowledge through research and transmit knowledge through instruction and develop experts and authorities in specialized fields.
It aims to create a visible and robust research program for both faculty and students of the CEU academic community.
1.To develop scientific research methods and analytic approaches of international standards among faculty and students;
2.To foster basic and applied multidisciplinary and collaborative researches among students and faculty members;
3.To increase research productivity and research publication of the university through attractive research incentives offered to the faculty members;
4.To fund faculty studies, support research capability building seminars, disseminate research outputs in the annual university research forum, and expedite the completion of research projects through the various Institutional Research Committees; and
5.To inculcate values and exude attitudes in consonance with research ethics.
The research agenda of the University serves as the direction for the research undertakings supported by the University. To provide the groundwork for the crafting of the CEU Research Agenda for 2018-2023, an environmental scanning was done where inputs were sought from representatives of various funding agencies and officials of higher education institutions who presented their own research priorities and their research landscape.
This resulted in six priority themes for multidisciplinary research that are relevant to the realities that the university and the country are now experiencing and will face in the future, namely, (1) Health and Wellness, (2) Pillar of Virtue, (3) Quality of Teaching and Learning, (4) Corporate Social Responsibility and Entrepreneurship, (5) ICT for Health Sciences, Business and Education, and (6) Institutional Data Management.
Research Priority Areas
1. Health and Wellness
2. Pillar of Virtue
3. Quality Teaching and Learning
4. Corporate Social Responsibility and Entrepreneurship
5. ICT for Health Sciences, Business and Education
6. Institutional Data Management
Policies and Guidelines on Research Incentives
To strengthen, revitalize, enrich and sustain the research activities of Centro Escolar University, the University Research Committee continuously review and improve the policies and guidelines for the granting of research incentives to faculty members to attract and motivate them to conduct quality research, seek external funding for research proposals, publish research in local and international refereed journals, present their papers and posters in both local and international conferences and uphold the culture of excellence in CEU, specifically, in research.
The approved policies on the granting of research incentives were disseminated to deans and department heads. These were also disseminated and discussed by Dr. Erna V. Yabut, VP for Research and Evaluation, during the Faculty General Assembly held on June 7, 2013 at CEU-Gil Puyat. Below are the formulated policies on research incentives.
Faculty Research Credit Load
Research credit load refers to the number of teaching units of faculty members to accommodate research work. The number of research credit units will be determined by the Technical Review Committee (TRC) based on the extent and nature of the research. The TRC shall present its recommendation to the Dean or Academic Head.
For descriptive studies and experimental studies without laboratory procedures, the recommended research load shall be from 2-6 units. For researchers with laboratory procedures, the recommended research load shall be from 4-12 laboratory units, which is equivalent to 6-18 hours. The equivalent number of hours shall be used solely for conducting the approved research proposal of the school, college, or academic department.
Only researchers whose papers shall be published in journals not found in the Beall’s list of suspicious predatory journals/publishers shall be given publication incentives. (effective August 15, 2017)
The incentives for research publication include publication fee subsidy and/or cash incentive.
Ranking of faculty and staff of the university takes place every three years. The points earned determine the promotion and increase in renumeration. Thus, to further encourage the employees, the Administration approved the giving of additional points to the research efforts put in.
Corresponding ranking points shall be given to faculty researchers for completed research, published in the CEU Research Compendium, school/college journal, and refereed journals. Corresponding points shall also be given to the researchers whose paper is presented in local and international conferences.
Subsidies for Paper/Poster Presentation
To help alleviate the financial burden of the researchers (probationary and permanent faculty members) in a paper/poster presentation, both local and international, the University shall provide financial subsidy, aside from considering the time/day spent to the presentation as part of the presenters’ official time.
The researchers shall avail of the subsidy upon submission to the REO of the notice of communication of acceptance from the sponsoring organization/ institution, together with the accomplished Incentive Form for the Paper/Poster presentation.
A fixed term faculty member can qualify for the incentive if he/she has been with CEU for at least 4 semesters, he is the lead author, the paper is an output of a research completed within the previous year (or not older than 1 year), the paper being applied for is not a requirement for thesis or dissertation in exchange for a degree conferred in Graduate School, and the primary affiliation of the fixed term faculty in the publication and in paper/poster presentation of his/her work is CEU.
Subsidies for Seminars/Workshops on Research Capability Building
The University shall grant an official time to the faculty members attending a seminar and workshop on enhancing research capabilities inside and outside the University. The University shall also provide partial subsidy for the attendance of faculty members in a 2-3 day seminar-workshop on enhancing research capabilities outside the University provided they are going to echo what they have learned with other faculty members.
The subsidy for seminar-workshops on research capability building can be availed upon submission to the REO of the letter of communication for the activity, together with the accomplished Incentive Form for Research Capability Building.
Access to Research Equipment and Facilities
The research team with an approved research proposal shall be granted full access to the facilities of the Biological and Physical Sciences Laboratories and the University Library following the guidelines in the use of the facilities.
In case the reagent or equipment is not available in the Biological and Physical Science Laboratories, the researchers shall outsource the reagents or equipment and include its cost in the budget.
Faculty researchers can utilize computer facilities provided that a letter of request is submitted to and approved by the VP for Research and Evaluation.
To further improve the quality and the quantity of the investigative works of the CEU community, the CEU Office of the Vice President for Research and Evaluation, in partnership with the Metro Manila Health Research and Development Consortium organized a “Research Protocol Writing Workshop” on November 19-20, 2018 at the LAH Seminar Rooms 2 & 3.
The activity provided the research advisers in the three campuses a basic working knowledge on the research process and the steps involved in research protocol making. Resource persons were Dr. Catherine Lynne T. Silao, Head of the Molecular Genetics Unit at the National Institutes of Health, UP-Manila, Dr. Monet M. Loquias, Dean of the College of Pharmacy, Dr. Hilton Lam, Director of the Institute of Health Policy and Development of the National Institutes of Health and Atty. James Dennis Gumpal, Chief Legal Officer of the University of the Philippines Manila. Also present was Ms. Paula Jane de Leon, Regional Coordinator for Metro Manila, PCHRD.
The School of Nursing conducted a “Seminar on Writing a Review of Literature” on January 12, 2019 for the nursing students. Dr. Josephine De Leon, a faculty of the CEU School of Nursing, discussed the importance of the review of literature in writing a research paper and discussed guidelines in searching for good references.
CEU Makati, as part of its faculty development activity, included a lecture on “Problem-Solving through Research and Data Analytics and Maximizing the Use of Correct Data” with the aim of teaching the faculty how to convert office data into useful research output in order to improve products and services.
To set the focus and direction on the priority research area on Health and Wellness, the Office of the Vice President for Research and Evaluation spearheaded a multidisciplinary research on the Health Status of Older Adults in the City of Manila, which yielded eight (8) studies involving faculty members from the different schools and academic departments across three (3) campuses. The primary objective of the research projects is to contribute to the promotion and preservation of the quality of life of the aging population of the country, particularly in the City of Manila. The research undertakings on Health and Wellness are as follows:
Collaborative Externally Funded Research
Centro Escolar University engaged in a collaborative externally funded research with Holy Angel University and Polytechnic University of the Philippines– Manila through CHED’s DARE TO (Discovery-Applied Research and Extension for Trans/Inter-disciplinary Opportunities) Research Grant.
The CHED-funded researches are as follows:
University Research Forum
Themed “Fostering Excellence in Research Towards Lifelong Innovation”, the 12th University Research Forum, Research Discovery and Innovation Exhibit was held on March 7, 2019. This year’s keynote speaker, Dr. Jonel Saludes, Associate Vice President for Research at University of San Agustin-Iloilo, focused his talk on “The Role of Universities in Capacitating Human Resources for Lifelong Innovations in Response to Industrial Revolution (IR) 4.0”.
The fora sought for the Best Undergraduate Researches in paper and poster presentations, for two categories: Health Science category and Humanities, Social Sciences and Business category. For Best Paper Presentation, nine (9) groups competed in the Health Science category, while eight (8) for the Humanities, Social Sciences and Business category. Meanwhile, twenty-nine (29) from the Health Science and eighteen (18) from the Humanities, Social Sciences and Business categories vied for the Best Poster Presentation.
INSTITUTIONAL ETHICS REVIEW COMMITTEE (IERC)
The Institutional Ethics Review Committee will still be reviewing submitted protocols for this month. Undergraduate and Graduate School students who will be conducting researches involving human subject may download the IERC documents through this link: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1SLnE6IZh7bAYB1EwsSHM-OtzP-N1fbka
Once downloaded, researchers may now answer the Human Protocol Template, Informed Consent, Consent to Participate, and sample questionnaire/interview guide question and submit their accomplished forms to this email address: [email protected] . Please submit a zipped folder (must contain Human Protocol Template, Informed Consent, Consent to Participate, and sample questionnaire/interview guide question) following this File Name Format: Initial Submission_(Research Title)
Protocols submitted for initial submission will be first reviewed by the REO Staff for basic corrections and will be returned to the researchers for finalization. Once the REO Staff received the revised files, it will be forwarded to the IERC Members for their comments and suggestions. Consolidated comments and suggestions will be uploaded on a Google Sheet. Researchers will be given a week to revise their final protocol that will be submitted for approval.
**For researchers who will be downloading the forms from the link above, please fill out the Google Sheet Link provided for Contact Reference: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1W9BMoZRoK2b2eMxbKnAQNHMUO6_iC7uPOoAoj_oOu8k/edit?usp=sharing
As part of the implementation of the Research Agenda, the University created institutional research committees to formulate the necessary policies and guidelines in the development and conduct of research projects, thereby attaining the objectives.
These are the University Research Committee (URC) created and approved on February 2, 2007, the Institutional Ethics Review Committee (IERC) on October 8, 2007 and the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) organized on August 17, 2009. The functions of each committee shall be as follows:
The University Research Committee (URC)
Technical Review Committee (TRC)
The Technical Review Committee (TRC) is responsible for reviewing research proposals submitted to the REO for funding. TRC is composed of two (2) subject specialists and one (1) member of the URC. Members of TRC, together with the research proponents, convene in a meeting previously set. Selection of the TRC members is based on their line of expertise. The comments or suggestions of the TRC are invaluable in improving the research proposal.
The Institutional Ethics Review Committee (IERC)
The Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC)