Research Development and Productivity Office

First known as Information and Research Desk in the 1970s, the office was tasked to oversee research-related matters in the university. In the 1980’s, it was elevated into a Research Office and in the 1990’s as Research and Development Office. Before the year 2000, a change of University organizational set-up marked the change of the office to Research, Development and Publication Office (RDPO).

In 2004, a separate Publication Office in the University was established; hence, RDPO was renamed as Research Development and Productivity Office. Its primary task is to carry out the research functions and to coordinate, consolidate and operationalize research activities in the university.

The RDPO is an academic support office under the Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs.


RDPO envisions a university with a dynamic research culture at par with national and global standards. 


RDPO is committed to cultivate a culture of research in the University through production of quality researches that complement institutional, regional and national development goals.


To realize its vision and fulfil its mission, the RDPO aims at achieving the following:

  •  Pool of faculty researchers equipped with relevant and updated research skills;
  •  Adequate number of faculty members who are actively engaged in research and creative endeavors relevant in their field of specialization;
  •  High quality researches that complement institutional and national development efforts; and
  •  Publication in reputable and ISI indexed journals.


  • Design a capability building program that will equip faculty members with relevant research skills;
  • Formulate, recommend and implement institutional policies and mechanism that will encourage faculty members to conduct researches and creative works;
  • Recommend the utilization of research findings as bases in institutional and national development efforts; and
  • Facilitate dissemination and utilization of faculty researches in relevant forums.

To further equip faculty members with relevant research skills, they are sent to trainings and seminars conducted by different research organizations, CHED and research consortiums. These trainings include Basic Research Ethics, Research Proposal Writeshop and Good Research Practice.

It is also through these activities that faculty members can establish linkages with researchers from other institutions.


Our Services

• Statistical treatment of research data

• Consultation—research conceptualization

• Research Capability Training and Lecture

• Ethics review

• Technical review



Our Linkages

• Rajanagarinda Institute of Child Development, Department of Mental Health, Thailand

• Department of Health • Department of Science and Technology

• Philippine Council for Health Research and Development

• Philippine Council for Industry, Energy, Emerging Technology Research and Development

• Central Luzon Health Research Development Consortium

• Central Luzon Industry and Energy Research Development Consortium


Research Priority Areas

To produce researches responsive to institutional development needs and supportive of regional, national and global development efforts, the following are considered in identifying the university research priority areas:

• University development needs in the area of administration, instruction, research and extension.

• Regional and national research agenda in the fields of education, health, science and technology and other disciplines.

• Local, national and global development issues.

Discipline Clusters

• Institutional Development and Policy Studies

• Humanities and Social Sciences • Science and Technology

• Health Sciences


There is preference given to the following studies:

a. Multidisciplinary. Studies involving perspectives from different disciplines.

b. Policy oriented. Researches with implications to policy formulation.

c. Participation and networking. Researches that involve participation of several stakeholders and conducted in partnership with other institutions.

d. R and D. Projects in aid of regional and national development.

Sources of Research Funding

Institutional grant. The university finances the conduct of duly approved project proposals. Preference is given to projects that complement institutional development efforts. The amount varies and depends upon the scope of the project

Grants from external funding agencies. Dean/Head, faculty and staff may submit project proposals to government or private funding agencies and other partner institutions of the university.

Commissioned Research. Government and non-government agencies may commission the university to conduct research. Dean/ head, faculty and staff may also be contracted by virtue of his/her affiliation with the university. The contracting agency finances the research project.



Honorarium is received after submission of printed and electronic final copy of the research manuscript written in publishable format. The scope and the methods employed in conducting the research projects determine the amount of honorarium.

Load equivalent. Proponents may opt to apply for deloading of teaching functions in favor of research loads.

Publication Incentives. Dean, head of a unit, faculty or staff whose research work is published in a refereed journal is qualified to receive publication incentive

Travel Grant for Purpose of Paper Presentation in Research Conferences. Any faculty, head or staff of an academic unit whose paper is accepted for presentation in research conferences may apply for travel grant

Our Research Strengths

Wesleyan is recognized in the region for research in the field of health sciences and information technology. As a proof of this recognition, WUP has acquired external funding for the following research projects:





Design of Severe Weather Amphibious Navigator DOST Region 3 P 562, 625 On-going
Perinatal Beliefs and Practices of Aeta Mothers in Central Luzon DOH Region 3 P 500,000 Completed
Assessment of Out – Patient Benefit Package of Philhealth in Region III DOH Region 3 P 300,000 Completed
Health Seeking Behavior of Families Identified as Poorest by National Household Targeting System – Poverty Reduction (NHT-PR) in Region III DOH Region 3 P 300,000 Completed
Evaluation of Maternal Health Services in the Rural Health Units in Region 3 CHED P 372,000 Completed