Two of the member-institutions of the Regional Health Research and Development Consortium (RHRDC) XI applied for Philippine Health Research Ethics Board (PHREB) Level 3 Accreditation. San Pedro Hospital and Metro Davao Medical and Research Center-Anda Riverview Medical Center, Inc., PHREB Level 2 accredited institutions in Davao City, had accreditation visit and training last February 5 to 7 and 8 to 10, 2018, respectively. The following accreditors for the accreditation visit and training were Dr. Marita V.T. Reyes, Dr. Fred P. Guillergan, Dr. Milagros Viacrucis, Dr. Emerson Donaldo, Dr. Ma. Elinore A. Concha and Dr. Alvin S. Concha. The accreditation team also invited members from different Research Ethics Committees (REC) in the region to train and experience the process of accreditation for the improvement of their respective RECs and to capacitate members to become future accreditors of RECs.

RHRDC XI congratulates the institutional support of SPH and MDMRCI-ARMCI to its respective Research Ethics Committees (ERC) for the successful accreditation visit and training. We look forward to have more applicants for PHREB accreditation in Region XI.


by: Mabel Diana Calipes

Through the assistance of the Foundation for the Advancement of Clinical Epidemiology, Inc., the seventeen health research and development consortia were gathered last January 11-12, 2018 at the Summit Galleria Cebu Hotel, Cebu City for a final consultative meeting regarding the development of the Technical Review Board (TRB) Manual of Operations (MOO). This is part of the project of the Philippine Council for Health Research and Development (PCHRD) to streamline and have a uniform process for all the consortia when it comes to the operation of the technical committees in reviewing proposals being endorsed to the council for funding. Furthermore, the manual will serve as a guide for the technical committees for a more efficient process of reviewing proposals and monitoring on-going funded studies. Lastly, the meeting became a venue for all the consortia to share their good practices and issues faced by their respective committees. Comments and suggestions raised were all accommodated, discussed and incorporated in the manual.

The meeting was attended by the Chairs of the consortia, Chairs/members of the technical committee and consortium secretariat.

The manual is scheduled to be distributed on March 2018 during the PCHRD Anniversary and will be implemented afterwards.

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