The Zonal Research Center (ZRC)
By virtue of Memorandum Order Number 8, S. 2000 and Resolution Number R-97-2000, S. 2000 of the Commission on Higher Education (CHED), nine (9) Zonal Research Centers (ZRCs) were established throughout the country. These are under CHED’s Office of Policy, Planning, Research and Information - Research Department (OPPRI-RD).
The CHED ZRC's Mandate
- Constantly update and maintain a database of researchers and researches of the HEIs in the designated research zone.
- Formulate and implement a Zonal Research Program (ZRP) considering development needs of the zone requiring research inputs.
- Participate in the identification of qualified HEIs to conduct commissioned research about higher education, based on CHED priorities.
- Process, evaluate and recommend research proposals for CHED funding, monitor on going CHED-funded researches under the ZRP to ensure that the procedures, resources and timetable are observed and promote and facilitate linkaging among HEIs for research purposes.
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The Commission on Higher Education is the governing body covering both public and private higher education institutions as well as degree-granting programs in all tertiary educational institutions in the Philippines. The CHED was established in May 18, 1994 through Republic Act 7722 or the Higher Education Act of 1994.