Inaugurated in June 2004, Research and Technology Administration Office is responsible for seven tasks: a) developing research policies; b) editing and publication of the Journal of the Macao University of Science and Technology; c) organization of the application of research projects and process management; d) reporting and management of research results and awards; e) participation in the work of the University Research Committee Secretariat; f) management and protection of research intellectual property; g) transfer and transformation of relevant scientific and technological achievements. In addition, RTAO cooperates with Fundo para o Desenvolvimento das Ciências e da Tecnologia (Macao Science and Technology Development Foundation), the Department of Science and Technology of Guangdong Province, the Ministry of Science and Technology of China, and the National Natural Science Foundation of China and also supports professors and researchers in applying for research projects.