The General Directorate for Research and Development (DGID) is an organic unit, transversal to the Schools and Research Units of the Higher Institute of Education and Sciences (ISEC Lisboa).

DGID has as its mission to promote the scientific culture of ISEC Lisboa, in a supported and organized manner, with the aim to contribute to the transfer of knowledge and affirmation of know-how as a safeguard of the values associated with human dignity, in all domains: social, political, educational, economic, scientific and cultural. In order to do so, it is its duty to actively participate in defining ISEC Lisboa’s research policy, together with the Institute’s Board of Directors, as well as supporting and coordinating the activity of ISEC Lisboa’s scientific production and knowledge dissemination.