National Research Council of the Philippines


The National Research Council of the Philippines (NRCP), an attached agency to the Department of Science and Technology, is mandated to promote and support basic research, foster linkages with local and international scientific organizations, provide advice on issues of national interest, and promote a scientific and technological culture to all sectors of society.

Through the years, associate and regular memberships have grown to more than 5000 members, composed of researchers, scientists, engineers, technologists, and artists in all fields of science, including the social sciences and humanities.

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Leveraging Basic Research Information Translation for Empowerment in the Regions Program (BRITER) Project:


BRITER is the first step of NRCP to research translation before the new scientific findings are picked up by applied research. The BRITER will use policy briefs and advisories as inputs for science-based policy-making, increased public and community engagements through various forms, and publications as methods for basic research translations.

BRITER bridges the gap between knowledge creation/generation and knowledge utilization by the stakeholders, reinforce NRCP’s primary mandates of providing policy services and promoting and supporting basic research in the country, promote the culture of science and increase the competitiveness of scientists and institutions in the country, particularly those in the regions. Regionality has always been the strength of the Council with member-experts engaged in teaching, research, and extension services in various regions all over the country.


More importantly, BRITER makes science fun and engaging so that its intended stakeholders from students to teachers to media and even policymakers will appreciate and understand the role of science in daily life.

Back 2 Basic


Back 2 Basic, or B2B, is an avenue to present difficult theories or science concepts in popular language and fun way using videos and infographics for kids, students and teachers, and the general public. This is for the intent of inspiring greater understanding and appreciation on the importance of basic concepts that may lead to further research or thinking.


Expert Class


Expert Class is a platform for advisory or advocacy where science will be used to discuss and explain current issues. By engaging the public in further discourse on a topic of national interest, we hope to achieve greater awareness on science-based recommendations for policy-making. All these are for the ultimate goal of enhancing a science culture among Filipinos.

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BRITER classes are also streamed via our FB page, NRCP Research Pod.


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