/ 25 March 2022

EDUCATION Secretary Leonor Briones underscored the importance of research in crafting policies within the government as the agency formally launched the Edukasyon-Saliksik Research Portal on Monday.

Spearheaded by the Planning Service – Policy Research and Development Division, in partnership with the Information and Communications Technology Service, the research portal was developed and designed as the central repository for education research in the department.

“Research is very important to support policy formulation in the government. This is where I believe that our research platform will make a great contribution,” Briones said.

“The launching of E-Saliksik, the DepEd’s new research portal, provides researchers across the Philippines the opportunity to learn from one another, in the comfort of their work stations as it is accessible remotely,” the DepEd chief added.

The Education department introduced the platform to encourage the conduct and make education research more accessible.

“I look forward, even as we are finishing our term, that the research we make available in the portal will also aid us as we prepare for the continuation of education. We encourage our research managers across governance levels to populate the portal, this portal with quality education research,” Briones said.

The E-Saliksik features different research classifications, including Teaching and Learning, Governance, Human Resources, Child Protection, Disaster Risk Reduction, Inclusive Education and Gender and Development.

“For us to be able to meet those challenges of education quality, our policy directions and our actions need to be founded on solid research,” Undersecretary Nepomuceno Malaluan, chairman of the National Research Committee, said during the launch.

The portal’s launch also featured testimonies from key DepEd officials, research managers, and teacher-researchers.