The set of guidelines below is formulated with the aim of enhancing the culture of research at De La Salle Lipa. The Office of Research and Publications through the VCAR College Council shall modify and update the guidelines whenever necessary after due consultations with the appropriate research personnel.
I. BASIC REQUIREMENTS AND CONDITIONS
A. Faculty Qualifications
1. Research grants are awarded to academic teaching and academic services faculty. Grants are normally limited to full-time faculty members who have been with the institution for at least four (4) semesters.
2. Normally, the principal proponent for group projects should be a full-time faculty member.
3. Part-time faculty members may qualify as co-proponents upon the recommendation of the College Dean, Department/ Area Chair and Research Coordinator. Part-time faculty proponents must have taught at DLSL for at least two (2) consecutive semesters and must have at least one research output arising from the practice of his/ her profession or graduate studies.
4. In exceptional cases, part-time faculty members may qualify as principal proponent provided that the following conditions are met:
a. Must have taught at DLSL for at least four (4) semesters
b. Must be strongly recommended and affirmed by Research Coordinator, Department Chair and Dean that the proponent will be continuously employed at DLSL throughout the duration of the grant
c. Must have published at least one research output in a refereed journal
5. Retiring faculty members with research experience may qualify as proponents but period of completion should not go beyond their date of retirement.
B. Types of Research Proposals
1. Basic or fundamental research involves experimental or theoretical work undertaken to acquire new knowledge without particular or specific application.
2. Applied research involves an original investigation undertaken to acquire new knowledge towards a specific practical aim or objective.
3. Action research contributes to the practical concerns of people in an immediate problematic situation.
4. Case study provides a systematic way of looking at events, collecting data, analyzing information and reporting the results. This type of research is employed when the behavior or situation is so rare that other methods may not be possible to use.
C. Submission of Proposals
1. The Office of Research and Publications issues a call for research proposals twice every academic year. Deadline for submission is posted through bulletin boards and memorandum.
2. Deadline for submission of research proposals is strictly observed. Late project proposals shall be reconsidered the following semester.
II. GENERAL GUIDELINES AND POLICIES
A. Faculty members shall be oriented to guidelines and policies of the Office of Research and Publications.
B. Faculty members who have potential and interest to engage in research work shall be given the opportunity to participate in the research program of the school.
C. All research-related undertakings of the faculty members shall be endorsed by their respective Department/ Area/ Level Chair, College Research Coordinator, and Dean to the Office of Research and Publications.
D. All research proposals should be anchored on the DLSL Research Priority Areas.
E. A progress report shall be submitted for monitoring and financing purposes.
F. Completed research output shall be submitted to the Office of Research and Publications on time.
G. Completed research works shall be allowed for presentation to any conference duly recognized by ORP. Likewise, completed research works shall be published in any of the in-house research journals. However, the author may be allowed to publish in another journal provided that the following are accomplished:
1. Communication of intention to publish prior to submission.
2. Clearance from the ORP subject to existing guidelines.
H. Faculty members shall be guided by the De La Salle Lipa Code of Ethics for Researchers.