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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.

News & Updates

2011 National Conference on the State of Research in Philippines
* Addressing the Issues in Social Sciences-Diokno (pps/1.50Mb)
* Addressing the Issues on Natural Science Research CSalom (ppt/1.15Mb)
* Angeles Univ Foun & CLSU ZRC (ppt/1.54Mb)
* Ateneo De Naga University (pdf/116kb)
* Bicol Univ ZRC (pdf/4.16Mb)
* CHED ZRCs Response to the Challenges in Research RPagulayan (pdf/1.52Mb)
* Current Issues Challenges (pdf/4.55Mb)
* De La Salle Univ ZRC (pdf/1.07Mb)
* GIA Research Bernarte PUP (pdf/6.22Mb)
* GIA Research Padama Arellano U (pdf/1.89Mb)
* GIA Research Panganiban Assumption Coll (pdf/2.68Mb)
* GIA Research Pulmones FEU (pdf/279kb)
* GIA Research Valera Phill (pdf/104kb)
* Isabela State Univ ZRC (pdf/20.8Mb)
* Mariano Marcos State Univ ZRC (pdf/4.48Mb)
* Mindanao State U-IIT ZRC (pdf/4.2Mb)
* Nurturing Research Culture Among Member-HEIs BTeehankee (pdf/451Kb)
* Siliman University ZRC (pdf/1.72Mb)
* St. Louis University PCI (pdf/271kb)
* Univ of San Carlos ZRC (pdf/7.33Mb)
* Univ of Southern Mindanao ZRC (pdf/3.3Mb)
* UP Mindanao ZRC (pdf/2.22Mb)
* UPLB ZRC (pdf/12.8Mb)
NHERA Conference 2009
* Building Castles in the Air? by Dr. Allan Bernardo (pps/1.50Mb)
* Preparing For climate change: Role of Research and Higher Education by Dr. Flor Lacanilao (ppt/1.15Mb)
* Evaluation of the National Higher Education Research Agenda (ppt/1.54Mb)
Revised Guidelines for the CHED Research and Publication (REPUBLICA) Awards
Zonal Assembly 2008 Proceedings
Proposal Development Workshop
* Academe-Industry Linkages (pdf/490kb)
* Business and Socitey (pdf/261kb)
* State of Private HEIs (pdf/499kb)
Dr. Marco and Mr. Valencia's Presentation
* Managing A Research Center (ppt/207kb)
* International Scientific Productivity of Selected Universities in the Philippines (pdf/39kb)
* The Making of Prolific Faculty Researchers in the Philippines: A Grounded Theory Model (pdf/104kb)
* Bibliometric Analysis of International Scientific Publications From the Philippines (pdf/134kb)
* 2004 Year-End Report: DLSU-CHED ZRC Executive Summary (pdf/337kb)
* Developing and Managing a Research Program: FEU-SURE and Urbanization Issues (pdf/614kb)
* Developing and Managing a Research Program: The DLSU Laboratories (pdf/475kb)
* Getting Published In An ISI Journal (pdf/267kb)
* Managing A Research Center (pdf/203kb)
Dr. Robert Stueart's Presentation:
* Knowledge Based Management for Higher Education (ppt/353kb)
* Leadership Building for Librarians and Information Professionals (ppt/164kb)
* Virtual Libraries and The Future of Scholarly Communications (ppt/251kb)
The Congress aims foster research in Science and Technology. Specifically, it serves as a venue for discussing current issues in Science and Technology.
This CHED Outstanding Research and Publication Awards are offered annually to recognize and reward outstanding research outputs that contribute to the discovery, adaptation of new knowledge and innovative technology that lead to sustainable development or generation of concepts which propel significant advances in the CHED identified priority disciplines.
CHED Thesis and Disseration Grant
The Commission on Higher Education (CHED) is offering thesis and dissertation grant to qualified applicants. For guidelines and downloadable forms, please visit their website at


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.


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