The National Research Council of the Philippines (NRCP) puts the Research and Innovation Skills Development for Early-career Researchers (RISE) this February 16, 21 and 23. Six out of 10 modules are being pioneered with 15 selected NRCP associate and regular members for the next generation researchers.
The NRCP RISE modules are as follows: Module 1 doing research; Module 2 contextualizing literature; Module 3 research ethics; Module 4 data collection and analysis; Module 5 conducting impact assessment; and Module 6 models of research collaboration.
The first session opened with a recording of newly installed NRCP executive director Dr. Bernardo Sepeda followed by background of the activity by NRCP specialist from the Technical Capacity Development section Ms. Mary Charlotte Fresco. The first two modules were presented by Mr. Ricardo “Jheck” Salunga about doing research and placing research in context last February 16 at NRCP auditorium.
The next installment by February 21 is going to tackle ethics and data collection at the same venue with Mr. Jayvee Tamondong. NRCP Rise modules pilot-testing would conclude on February 23 with some reaction from the observer Dr Genevieve Pilar, the Research and Development Committee from NRCP Division 1 (Governmental, Educational and Internal Policies). The Chief Administrative Officer, Dr Geraldo Petilla would then close the pilot run with his remarks and ways moving forward.
The selected NRCP members for the first reiteration of RISE have a diverse background from different divisions such as humanities, engineering, pharmaceutical, health science, education and social sciences. They are expected to run RISE for the incoming associate members to become full and regular members. NRCP under auspices of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) is going have its general assembly by March and would have new members inducted.