NRCP announces new criteria for membership

Wednesday, November 07, 2018 05:22 AM    Views : 47by:Mary Charlotte O. Fresco

The National Research Council of the Philippines (NRCP) is adopting a new set of criteria for evaluating new applicants for Associate Membership effective October 1, 2018. This move is in support of NRCP's bid to set competitive standards and excellence in its pool of member experts.

The new criteria also offer flexibility as applicants will be now evaluated based on their scholarly outputs depending on their disciplines. Unlike the previous criteria that only considered scientific publications as a requirement for all disciplines, new applicants with engineering background are now given option to be evaluated based on their patents, utility models or innovative designs. The same thing applies for applicants from the Humanities who may now be evaluated based on their creative works and outputs.

As of September 2018, there are a total of 4250 NRCP members distributed across the country. The upgrading of the criteria for membership is just one of NRCP's initiatives to improve its membership promotion mechanism and to ensure members' active engagement in research.

In the same manner, revised sets of criteria are also adopted for elevation to Regular Membership with an additional requirement of having an H-index of 4. The revised criteria for Regular Membership takes effect on October 15, 2018.   

The new criteria for Associate and Regular Membership and respective Official Membership Application Forms may be downloaded from


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