The Philippine Health Research Ethics Board Committee (PHREB) granted the Davao Regional Health Research and Development Consortium-Ethics Review Committee (RHRDC XI-ERC) a Level 1 Accreditation effective April 4, 2017 to April 3, 2018.

The Level 1 Accreditation means that the RHRDC XI-ERC demonstrates sufficient competency and efficiency in its ethical reviews and adheres to the appropriate standard operating procedures. Although the accreditation given was provisional, it still indicates that the RHRDC XI-ERC can continue to review research proposals while working on the recommendations of the PHREB-Committee on Standards and Accreditation.

As the national policy making body in health research ethics, PHREB implies that with the  establishment of standards, ethics committees are able to conduct quality scientific and ethical review of research protocols and thereby ensure the safety and protection of the rights and welfare of the human participants in research.(PHREB)

The formal awarding of the Accreditation Certificate will be held as part of the Philippine National Health Research System Week Celebration on August 2017 at Cagayan de Oro City.### 

by: Keziah Francisco

This 2017, the Regional Health Research and Development Consortium XI (RHRDC XI) will be having its 1st batch of scholars for its mentorship program. This program was developed based on the same program of the Western Visayas Health Research and Development Consortium (WVHRDC) which encourages and develops young researchers in the region. Deadline of submission of application is on April 21, 2017.


Successful applicants will undergo series of intensive classroom type lectures, oral presentations and one-on-one mentorship with the best mentors in the region and in the country. Furthermore, there is also a chance to have your proposal funded. For further details, kindly download the guidelines at

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