One of the primary units of the Office of the Vice President for Research, Extension, Planning, and Linkages (OVPREPL) is the Research Management Office or RMO. A Director heads the RMO, and it has three sub-units: the Publications Office, the Intellectual Property Office, and the Center for Quezon City Studies. The RMO is also in-charge of research coordination and resource generation for the University.
Functions and Responsibilities
a. recommends plans, programs, projects, and policies relative to research planning and program/project development to the Vice President for Research, Extension, Planning, and Linkages;
b. implements policies on research and development programs of the University;
c. provides administrative and technical support to University researchers and faculty members to harness their research capability and skills;
d. establishes and maintains linkages with national institutions with similar educational goals to facilitate the conduct of various researches;
e. monitors the implementation of the approved internal and external research projects;
f. conducts fund-sourcing for research projects;
g. conducts research dissemination through national and international conferences;
h.and performs other functions as may be assigned by the President.
The unit devoted to providing publication-related services shall have the following duties and responsibilities:
a. prepares layout, performs technical editing, prepares for publication and/or prints the University research journals, reports, newsletters, and other printed materials;
b. manages the QCU research journal;
c. performs other functions as may be assigned by the President.
Intellectual Property Unit
The unit tasked to manage the intellectual property rights of the University, and other inventors/authors/creators within the academic community shall have the following duties and responsibilities:
a. provides assistance and advice to the stakeholders on intellectual property rights and ensures that these rights are protected and promoted in the manner that will be beneficial for both the creator/author/inventor and the University;
b. formulates plans, programs, and implementing strategies for providing intellectual property management expertise through the following units and/or centers focused on:
- Innovation and Technology Support Services
- Intellectual Property and Enterprise Development
c. facilitates and promotes university-industry partnerships through technology transfer, and generates income for the University through the commercialization of products and services derived from its R & D processes;
d. recommends effective support for inventors through various incentive mechanisms to fast-track technology processes in the University;
e. coordinates/collaborates with the various institutes and colleges to facilitate the execution of agreements, affidavits, applications, and other documents relating to works and inventions; and
f. performs such other functions as may be assigned by the President.
Center for Quezon City Studies
The unit devoted to Quezon City research has the following duties and responsibilities:
a. formulates plans, programs, and implementing strategies for studies and researchers of the rich history and culture of Quezon City;
b. submit research proposals related to history, culture, people, and programs of Quezon City for funding by the local government;
c. invite external partners including foreign scholars/ lecturers/researchers who will work in partnership with the Center in giving lectures and discourses on the discipline;
d. publishes books and journals and contemporary literary pieces to add to the knowledge about Quezon City;
e. disseminates research outputs and findings through local and national fora;
f. creates local and national networks in the academe and development agencies, both public and private; and
g. establishes professorial chairs and fellowship grants.