• Our online catalog of short courses and training programs for 2015 is now available. Click on photo to check the courses.

  • The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Extension holds the first UPLB Public Service Forum at the BIOTECH Seminar Room.

  • Vice Chancellor for Research and Extension Rex B. Demafelis with the speakers during the first UPLB Public Service Forum. (From left to right: Dr. Rita P. Laude, Dr. Virginia R. Cardenas, Dr. Enrico P. Supangco, VC Rex B. Demafelis, Prof. Maria Teresa DV Arejola, and Dr. Ma. Virginia B. Camarinta, OVCRE Extension Section Head)

  • OVCRE collaborates with UP REPSS Inc. to hold the 2nd UPLB REPS Conference. This was the most attended REPS Conference with over 300 participants.

  • Young biotechnology researchers find teamwork essential in looking for answers to man's scientific queries.

  • Professor Emeritus Macrina T. Zafaralla in-situ analyzing a water sample, one of her many research activities aimed to characterize our several freshwater lakes.

  • Agricultural engineers hold test drives of developed mini-tractors and other farm machinery for the appreciation of farmers around Laguna.

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Here, we also announce schedules of upcoming seminars, workshops, special lectures and discussions, and other activities. Call for proposals, grants and awards are also posted here.

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After sending out memoranda related to RDE governance through our mailing list, we archive the copies here for easy retrieval.

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The Commission on Higher Education has announced a call for proposals. CHED intends to award up to two (2) grants, for each of the three (3) platforms: 

a. Education for STEAM;
b. Environment, Disaster Prevention, Climate Change and Energy; and
c. Terrestrial and Marine Economy: Biodiversity and Conservation.

Conceivably, there will be a total of six (6) grants ranging from Php 5 million to Php 10 million each grant.

Attached are the following documents:

  • Memorandum from Executive Director
  • Form A (Concept proposal)
  • Policy Reforms
  • Background, Platforms Covered, and General Instructions


The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Extension will institute the conduct of annual training offerings for UPLB research personnel for effective and efficient management of R&D projects. Specifically, the orientation shall focus on the policies and regulations of the University regarding project implementation. The training will also tackle guidelines on intellectual property rights; research results publication and presentation; and etiquette in extension. Subsequently, the mentoring scheme under the Basic Research Program will be implemented this year, hence, mechanics of the said program will also be discussed.

In this connection, all study leaders of newly approved projects under the UPLB Basic Research Program are requested to attend a two-day orientation on R&D Project Implementation to be held on 05-06 May 2015 at the OVCRE Annex Building.

Bring with you the completed PPMP per project and PR's for the specific items that will be needed in the conduct of your Basic Research. 

For confirmation of your attendance, please contact Ms. Maricris C. Cecilio and Ms. Ruth M. Almario at phone nos. 536-5326 and VOIP 1520.

Names of project leaders are in the downloadable copy of this announcement.

The Los Baños Science Community (LBSC) is one of four  science  communities  established  by the Department of Science and Technology  in  accordance  with  the Presidential Executive Order No.  784  in  1984.  The  science  community  concept fosters the spirit of sharing of resources and expertise among research agencies located in Los Baños. On March 23, 2001  the  Los  Baños  Science  Community  embarked on strengthening its resource generation activities, which prompted which prompted its registration with the Securities and Exchange Commission making the entity a non-stock foundation.

Agencies belonging to the LOS BAÑOS SCIENCE COMMUNITY FOUNDATION, INC. (LBSCFI) have, through the years, accumulated a rich resource of research and development information, which may have great national impact.  The LBSCFI feels  that  the  National Science and Technology Week, which celebrates in July of each year is an appropriate occasion to grant the awards for outstanding research and development conducted by scientists and development workers in the community.  The award was launched in 1986.

The LBSCFI OUTSTANDING RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT AWARDS, therefore, give due recognition in the form of cash and plaque of recognition to excellent research and development projects conducted in the community in support of the national development.

The title of the award is “LBSCFI Outstanding Research and Development Awards” with the following categories:
                (A) PARRFI Research and Development Awards (Agriculture, Forestry and Environment)
                          Research Category       
                          Development Category

               (B) M.S. Swaminathan Outstanding Research Award (Agriculture to include Agroforestry, Biodiversity, Natural
                    Resources Management and Socio-Economics)


Attached below are the following: Guidelines, Nomination Form, and Poster. Deadline of submissions is 

The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Extension will also release a memo detailing the process of submission to the UPLB Selection Committee for National Awards.


Series of 2015

10 April 2015


TO:                      All Deans, Directors, Department Chair/s, and Heads of Units

SUBJECT:          Journal Matching Service

FROM:               REX B. DEMAFELIS
Vice Chancellor for Research and Extension

The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Extension aims to increase the number of research projects and papers published in high-impact journals. One of the ways to achieve this is to match journal articles to the most appropriate journal publication. This is in line with Chancellor’s goal of becoming a globally-competitive graduate and research university.  

In this regard, we are opening a Journal Matching Service. Through this, we can recommend the most appropriate journal publication to publish an article. The service will take advantage of the recently announced “Manuscript Matcher” feature of Thomson Reuters’ EndNote product line.  

To avail of the service, kindly send the paper’s title, abstract, and APA-style list of references to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

EndNote’s Manuscript Matcher may also be used independently by creating and logging-in to a Thomson Reuters EndNote account.

For inquiries, you may contact Lawrence N. Garcia at  (049) 536-2354 or VOIP 1515.

Thank you very much for your support. 

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