DOST Attached Agencies



Sectoral Planning Councils

DOST has three (3) sectoral planning councils responsible for: (a) formulating policies, plans, programs, projects and strategies for S&T development; (b) programming and allocating funds; (c) monitoring of research and development projects; and for generating external funds.

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Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development (PCAARRD)

PCAARRD was created from the consolidation of PCARRD with PCAMRD. This consolidation became effective on June 22, 2011 and was aimed at improving the efficiency of government service and optimizing the use of scarce government resources. The creation of PCAARRD will strengthen the development of research and development (R&D) in the agriculture, forestry, aquatic, and natural resources sectors, as well as optimize human and physical resources to develop these sectors.

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Philippine Council for Health Research and Development (PCHRD)

PCHRD is the lead council that creates and sustains an enabling environment for health research in the country.

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Philippine Council for Industry, Energy and Emerging Technology Research and Development (PCIEERD)

The PCIEERD is mandated to serve as the central agency in the development of policies, plans and programs as well as in the implementation of strategies in the industry, energy, and emerging technology sectors.



Research and Development Institutes

DOST has the following seven (7) research and development institutes concerned with basic and applied researches on various fields.

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Advanced Science and Technology Institute (ASTI)

ASTI is one of the research and development institutes of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) tasked in conducting scientific research and development in the advanced fields of Information and Communications Technology and Microelectronics.

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Food and Nutrition Research Institute (FNRI)

FNRI is the principal research arm of the government in food and nutrition, is one of the research and development institutes of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST). The Institute continues to provide relevant technologies and scientific information on food and nutrition.

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Forests Product Research and Development Institute (FPRDI)

FPRDI is the research and development arm on forest products utilization of the Philippines' Department of Science and Technology (DOST), the body that coordinates and manages the national science and technology system.



Industrial Technology Development Institute (ITDI)

ITDI is one of the research and development institutes (RDIs) under the Department of Science and Technology. It is the flagship agency of the Department, generating a large pool of technologies while providing technical services to industry.

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Metal Industry Research and Development Center (MIRDC)

MIRDC is the sole government entity directly supporting the metals and engineering industry with services designed to enhance its competitive advantage.

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Philippine Metals (Philmet)

The Philmet was developed by the MIRDC in partnership with the Forward Solutions, a private IT solutions provider.

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Philippine Nuclear Research Institute (PNRI)

PNRI is mandated to undertake research and development activities in the peaceful uses of nuclear energy, to institute regulations on the said uses and to carry out the enforcement of said regulations to protect the health and safety of radiation workers and the general public.

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Philippine Textile Research Institute (PTRI)

PTRI as a line agency of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) supports the local textile and allied industries achieve gobal competitiveness through utilization of indigenous resources, and development of technical competence in textile production and quality assurance.



Scientific and Technological Service Institutes

The eight (8) institutes rendering science and technology-related services.

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Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA)

PAGASA is mandated to provide protection against natural calamities and utilize scientific knowledge as an effective instrument to insure the safety, well-being and economic security of all the people, and for promotion of national progress.

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Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS)

The principal goal of PHIVOLCS is to formulate up-to-date and comprehensive disaster preparedness and loss reduction actions plans for volcanic eruption, earthquake occurrences and related geotectonic processes/phenomena (e.g. faulting, landslides and tsunami) which imprint significant impacts on man and his environment.

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Philippine Science High School (PSHS)

To offer on a free scholarship basis a secondary course with emphasis on subjects pertaining to service with the end in view of preparing its students for science career.

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Science Education Institute (SEI)

To develop a critical mass of highly trained science and Technology (S&T) manpower by administering scholarships, awards and grants in S&T, and formulating and implementing plans for the promotion, development and improvement of science and technology education and training.

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Science and Technology Information Institute (STII)

STII is the marketing arm of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST), and a leading repository of science and technology information and data in the country.

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Technology Application and Promotion Institute (TAPI)

Take the lead role in implementing the Department's technology transfer and commercialization thrusts, as well as in marketing the technical services being offered by other DOST agencies.

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Technology Resource Center (TRC)

TRC serves the public through the acquisition and promotion of technology and livelihood skills and information for Filipinos worldwide.



Advisory Bodies

Two (2) bodies pursue mandated functions of assistance, recognition, advisory and establishment of international linkages.



National Academy of Science and Technology (NAST)

To recognize outstanding achievements in science and technology as well as provide meaningful incentives to those engaged in scientific and technological researches

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National Research Council of the Philippines (NRCP)

NRCP is mandated in promotion and support of fundamental or basic research for the continuing improvement of the research capability of individual or group scientists; foster linkages with local and international scientific organizations for enhanced cooperation in the development and sharing of scientific information; provide advice on problems and issues of national interest; and promotion of scientific and technological culture to all sectors of society.