Organizational Structure


The University President shall exercise general powers of administration, supervision and control of the entire research system and program of the University through the Vice President for Research, Extension and Business (VPREB). All policies and guidelines pertaining to research in the University shall be recommended by the University President to the BOR for approval.


The VPREB shall assist the University President in administering the entire research system of the University. The VPREB is responsible in planning, integrating, directing, coordinating, and supervising the research programs/activities of the various colleges/units of the University, relating these activities to the goals and priorities of the University subject to the rules, policies and guidelines approved by the BOR.

Functions and Responsibilities:
  • Manages the day-to-day operations of the office of the Vice President for Research, Extension and Business;
  • Spearheads the development of policies for the R&D, extension and production functions of the university.
  • Coordinates the planning, monitoring, coordinating and implementation of the different plans, programs and projects of the three directorates under the VPREB;
  • Develops strategies to strengthen linkages with the national and international R&D and extension institutions;
  • Represents the university in meetings, conferences and other activities related to R&D and extension upon instruction of the University President;
  • Acts as the Officer-in-Charge of the university when both the University President and Vice President for Academic Affairs are out; and
  • Does other work as maybe assigned by the University President.


The R&D Directorate which is headed by a Director of Research (DOR) shall be under the direct supervision of the Vice President for Research, Extension and Business (VPREB).

Functions and Responsibilities:
  • Plans, organizes, directs, and supervises the implementation of the research program of the university;
  • Leads in the development of the University’s research agenda;
  • Coordinates with the Extension Directorate and related agencies for the prompt availability and dissemination of research findings for the benefit of various clientele and the general public;
  • Coordinates with academic units for the optimal integration of research and instruction;
  • Recommends policies on research and development;
  • Oversees the publication of the University’s research journal, in coordination with the editorial staff;
  • Encourages and supports a culture of innovation among faculty, staff and students;
  • Promotes opportunities for research capability building;
  • Establishes linkages with academe, industry, community, and other stakeholders in pursuit of the University’s goals in R&D;
  • Acts as liaison in the implementation of the research procurement program and in the release of research funds for research operations;
  • Prepares periodic reports on the operation of the Directorate and its programs;
  • Assists the VPREB in the general supervision and coordination of the R&D programs and resources of the university; and
  • Performs other related services as may be delegated by the VPREB and the University President.

Together, the research centers and support services complement each other for the efficient conduct of research


Under the DOR are seven (7) research centers that represent seven major research focus of the university namely: garlic, natural resource conservation both for plants and animals, climate change, renewable energy, innovative materials, drug discovery, and the various fields of social sciences. The centers activities are coordinated by the respective center chiefs. These research centers are the: Regional Research and Training Center for Climate Change Studies (RRTCCCS), Tuklas Lunas Development Center (TLDC), National Bioenergy Research and Innovation Center (NBERIC), Garlic Research Center (GRC), Natural Resources Conservation and Management Center (NRCMC), Regional Research and Training Center for Innovative Materials on Emerging Applications (RRTCIMEA), and Humanities, Social Sciences, Communication, Education Research Center (HuSoComERC).

Functions and Responsibilities:
  • Provides leadership in the packaging of research proposals as strategy for generating resources needed to support the thrusts of the center;
  • Oversees, monitors and evaluates the implementation of research activities, and ensure that target outputs and deliverables are met;
  • Summarizes and submits accomplishment reports quarterly, semi-annually and annually on time;
  • Ensures that research outputs are utilized/commercialized and/or disseminated;
  • Acts as liaison in the implementation of the research procurement program and in the release of funds for the operation of the project;
  • Submits technical and related reports to the funding agency with endorsement by the University President through the office of the DOR and office of the VPREB; and
  • Performs other management-related activities as required by the DOR and VPREB.


The research support services are divided into three sections: farm operations, laboratory (chemical and biological), and statistical analysis and information technology and communication (ITC) services.


The Institutional Animal Care Unit Committee (IACUC) shall guide the university as regards to researches involving laboratory animals. It ensures the protection of laboratory animals involved in researches. The IACUC will function in accordance with international and national laws, regulations, and guidelines to institute the basic systems, organizations and practices in all laboratory animal care and to safeguard the welfare of animals used in scientific procedures.

Functions and Responsibilities:
  • Approves, requires modifications to, or disapproves research protocols and related documents as well as ensures compliance after its approval in accordance with applicable national/international regulations; and
  • Reviews and monitors researches that involved protocols done by students, faculty, researchers (GIA and GAA-funded) in the University as well as researches referred by other institution.

College and special/consortia projects are linked with the directorate through College Research Coordinators (CRCs) and project leaders, respectively.


Functions and Responsibilities:
  • Orchestrates and oversees the development/formulation and implementations of R&D programs in the college;
  • Coordinates with the Director of Research and faculty researchers in the implementation of GAA funded research projects in the college, including the implementation of research procurement program and in the release of funds or provision of logistics for the operations of the projects;
  • Spearheads preliminary evaluation, critiquing or screening of research proposals and technical reports before these are submitted to the office of the Director of Research;
  • Monitors the implementation of researches, and in coordination with the Extension Directorate, the dissemination and utilization of research results under the college for proper documentation;
  • Keeps records, manages data and information, and prepares and reports consolidated documents regarding the researches of the colleges; and
  • Performs other research-related services as may be delegated or requested by the College Dean and Director of Research.


Functions and Responsibilities:
  • Bears overall responsibility in the implementation of the project in close coordination with the funding agency and the office of the VPREB;
  • Oversees, monitors and evaluates the implementation of planned/programmed activities;
  • Coordinates with the study leaders in the physical conduct of the various studies and sees to it that prescribed/recommended research methodologies are adhered to;
  • Consolidates Program Procurement and Management Plan (PPMP) and monitor procurement and utilization of requested supplies and materials;
  • Acts as liaison in the implementation of the research procurement program and in the release of funds for the operation of the project;
  • Spearheads in the planning of research activities and preparation of scientific/technical reports;
  • Submits technical and related reports to the funding agency with endorsement by the University President through the VPREB;
  • Furnishes the office of the DOR a copy of all reports submitted to the funding agency for coordination and monitoring purposes; and
  • Maintains a database of completed, on-going and new research programs and projects implemented.