Conducting Research

Project monitoring

Research projects are monitored in the financial and technical areas. The UPLB Accounting Division conducts financial monitoring by providing the status of funds and AFRs. On the other hand, the OVCRE also monitors the finances of the research project as well as the appointments of personnel, requests and advice of sub-allotments, and other pertinent data.

For registration purposes, proponents of research projects administered under the UPLBFI should submit project-related documents such as the proposal, MOA, and reports. These will also serve as proof in crediting personnel workload and other concerns.

UPLB units and researchers should periodically submit progress reports and accomplish the OVCRE's Research and Extension Monitoring forms and UPLB Intellectual Productivity Databank forms downloadable from this website.

Monitoring biosafety concerns

UPLB has formed its own Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) to ensure safety to health, the environment, and society during the conduct of genetic engineering experiments or the introduction of new species and genetically engineered organisms. This is pursuant to Malacanan's Executive Order Number 430 creating the the National Committee on Biosafety of the Philippines (NCBP) and its mandates.

The UPLB IBC is composed of at least five members. At least three members have the capability to assess the safety of research, in general, and of the specific area of specialization of their organization, in particular. Also, in the case of the university, the IBC members represent different areas of research specialization. At least two members are not UPLB-affiliated but represent the interest of the surrounding community with respect to health and protection of the
environment.

UPLB's IBC reviews genetic manipulation work conducted at, or sponsored by UPLB and recommend research proposals for approval by the NCBP; reviews regularly work with potential risks that are being conducted at the unit to ensure that the guidelines are being fulfilled; formulates and adopts emergency plans covering accidental spills and personnel contamination; reports immediately to the appropriate official and to the NCBP any significant problems with/or violations of the guidelines and any significant research-related accidents or illnesses.

Researchers who may have to deal with biosafety of their projects should consult with guidelines which are available at the National Committee on Biosafety of the Philippines' website at http://www.ncbp.dost.gov.ph or request audience with the Chair of the UPLB IBC