As the national university, the University of the Philippines (UP) is mandated to set the academic standards of higher education learning and serve as a research university in various fields. To carry out its mandate of knowledge creation, the University continues to create an optimal environment for its faculty and researchers by providing research-related support trainings from submitting proposals to funding agencies, implementing research activities to public dissemination of research outputs, writing scientific papers for publication in journals procurement procedures and rules, ethics review, technology transfer and innovation. The University, in its commitment to public service, has been offering the same to other SUCs and HEIs through the conduct of these research-related trainings and seminars.
With support from the US Agency for International Development through the Science, Technology, Research and Innovation for Development (USAID STRIDE) Program, UP established SikLab, a Skills in Technical and Advanced Research Training (START) Center.
SikLab will provide training workshops on writing proposals for funding agencies, for writing scientific papers, and for Intellectual Property registration, technology transfer, and industry collaborations. These training initiatives will be available to faculty and researchers from State Universities and Colleges (SUC) and Higher Education Institutions (HEI) in the country.