There shall be an Institutional Research Committee (IRCom) which shall be the over-all research coordinator of the College. The IRCom shall be composed of the Vice-President for Research, Extension, Production and Entrepreneurial Development, who shall serve as the Chairperson and the CRD Director who shall serve as the Co-chairperson, the Knowledge Management Services Coordinator who shall serve as Secretary and the Academic Deans of each College or his/her authorized representative, and Representatives from existing R&D Consortia of the College as members.
The IRCom shall perform the following functions:
- To review, revise, and formulate the Research and Extension Policies including the College research thrusts, priorities and programs to ensure that the research initiatives of the College are consistent/aligned to the national, regional and institutional development goal.
- To review and/or revise the annual institutional research plan and objectives and come-up with a budget for recommendation to the College President and to the Board of Trustees for approval.
- To revise research guidelines and policies for approval of the College President