Since its inception in 1987, SMARRDEC has been governed by a Regional Research and Development Coordinating Council (RRDCC).
The RRDCC as the policy-making body of the consortium is composed of the heads of member-agencies who shall elect a chairperson and vice-chairperson from among themselves. The position of the chairperson and vice-chairperson who shall serve for two (2) years may be rotated among the member-agencies.
The SMARRDEC Secretariat is composed of a Consortium Director that heads the working arm of the Consortium with its management support staff and Coordinators of Regional Research and Development Group (RRDG), Regional Techno Gabay Program (RTGP), Regional Communications Office (RACO) and a Regional Management Information Systems (RMIS) respectively.
The RRDG coordinates the planning, development, monitoring and evaluation of on-going and completed R&D projects and information communications and technology (ICT) concerns regarding collection and submission of R&D data. The RTGP group leads the planning, coordination and management of the technology promotion and commercialization activities of the consortium. As the communication arm of the Consortium, the RACO is the communication specialists within the consortium and is usually composed of the regional information officers of government departments and extension communication officers of SUCs. It provides purposive and effective applied communication to bring S&T information to the consortium’s various clienteles while the RMIS Group coordinates the planning, development, maintenance and monitoring of information communications and technology (ICT) concerns at and within the regional level.