Community Engaged Research

Scholarly Outputs for a cause.


To do research that matter for our community partners:

  1. Check COSCA’s research needs
    Find a need that matches your research interests.
    COSCA Program Research Needs
    1) CWTS, TRED
    and SL
    Impact evaluation of COSCA Curricular Programs on Students’ Social Awareness and Engagement Impact Evaluation of COSCA Curricular Programs on partner communities, LGUs, organizations and institutions.
    2) ALS Program Improving literacy, numeracy and basic skills of ALS Students;            Increasing passing rate of ALS students
    3) Social Formation and Volunteerism Increasing social awareness and volunteerism of DLSU students
    4) Disaster Risk Reduction

    and Management
    Hazard and Vulnerability Assessment;

    Emergency Preparedness, Risk Reduction, Risk Reduction Training
    5) Lian CRM Project

    Impact Evaluation and Institutionalization of CRM; Coastal Livelihood Projects

    6) Child Friendly Spaces Impact of CFS on child wellbeing in the community

    7) Leveriza Estero Project Clean-up and revival of the estero
    8) Leveriza BEC Impact of BEC / Faith-based organizing on the community
    9) Community Health Reducing poverty related diseases

  2. Read the guidelines for Community Engaged Research.
    In addition to the university’s ethical standards or research, the following guidelines must be ensured:

    1. Mutual Benefit
      The proposed research must address the needs of the researcher and the expressed needs of COSCA or any of its partners. A consultation meeting will be done to ensure proper matching of research interests and community needs.

    2. Presentation of Research Results
      With the assistance of COSCA coordinators, scholarly outputs must be presented by the researchers to COSCA and/or community representative in a simple and easily understandable manner. A copy of the completed research must alsgiven to COSCA and/or the community.

    3. Acknowledgement
      Unless identity protection is necessary, the community or the partner organization must be acknowledged in the study’s written report.

  3. Match projects with community need.
    Bring a copy of your research proposal and an accomplished Research Ethics Checklist.

    Visit our office and meet with our Research and Technology Development Coordinator to discuss your research. Email us at to schedule a meeting.