Project Leaders' Summit 2024 Day 1

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UP Manila continues to uphold the vision of the administration in persistent discovery and research with its experts leading in the health sector and accessible leadership that is inclusive, responsive, and engaging to its community, becoming the guiding standard of the Project Leaders’ Summit held on June 25, 2024 at the Henry Sy Sr. Hall Building.

“There are a significant number of proposals to be endorsed to the following agencies, currently there are 899 from UP Manila, 137 from the NIH (National Institutes of Health), and 612 from the PGH (Philippine General Hospital) [which are] on-going projects. UP Manila has actually been the pioneer in the establishment of the IRB (Institutional Review Board) and a Research Grants Administration Office (RGAO),” Vice Chancellor for Research Leslie Michelle M. Dalmacio stated.

UP Manila Chancellor Michael L. Tee put emphasis on his vision for UP Manila through “IDEA”: Innovation for Life-long learning Dedicated to Service, Discovery and Research, Environment that Nurtures our Mind and Body, and Accessible UP Leadership. He tasked the Summit to fulfill the vision with the researches and projects of UP Manila’s leading experts, facilitating the creation of new knowledge, policies, and thrust for product development.

He also introduced the evaluation of project staff, which aims to come up with a positive list of staff members with excellent evaluation from previously completed projects who can be endorsed to another research project appointment. The said evaluation will be anchored from the project leader’s evaluation and reports from RGAO which must include the list of previous projects, staff evaluation, and the project evaluation.

“It is not in the interest of the University to find fault, it is the interest of this University to find where we are weak and where we can join together, teach everyone, and this is that opportunity,” the Chancellor said.

Chief of the Special Projects Division at the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Armela K. Razo discussed the Grants in Aid Guidelines of the Department, explaining the mandate, objectives, and processes of approval and fund release, and project renewal of DOST while emphasizing the importance of liquidation of funds granted to the projects.

Other speakers included the Vice Chancellor for Administration and Finance Johanna Patricia D. Adevoso-Cañal, Research Grants Administration Office Director Jose Emerito Faraon, and other university officials, who lectured the participants on the end-to-end processes and requirements of projects.

Photos by Joseph Bautista


Written by UP Manila IPPAO