Research and Development Center has been created to strengthen the research program of the institution. It is in this center whereby the Vice-President for Research Development and Extension together with the Directors for Academic Research, Business Resource and Linkages, Palawan Ethno-Environmental Researches and the Coordinator for Community Extension hold office. Through coordination, the center is conceptualized to centralize research activities undertaken by the different colleges and departments/unit of the university in order to give the researchers unified and clear direction maximizing the resources of the institution in the conduct of the studies, and to ensure quality and relevance.