The Regional Health Research and Development Consortium (RHRDC XI) conducted a 2-day Training for Non-biostatisticians last November 16-17, 2017 at The Ritz Hotel at Garden Oases. This activity is a brief training course for researchers in the application of statistics in wide range subject of biology to both biostatistician and non-biostatistician researchers. Among the topics that were thoroughly discussed are: problem identification and objective setting, measuring study variables and data collection, research design, sampling and sample size, introduction to data management using Epi Info 7 statistical software, data analysis and reporting study findings.


The training was made successful through the guidance of professors from University of the Philippines Manila namely: Prof. Maylin C. Palatino, Chair of the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics and Prof. Kim L. Cochon, Assistant Professor 1 from the same department.

The Regional Health Research and Development Consortium XI (RHRDC XI) is now accepting Health Research and Development (R&D) proposals for CY 2018 funding support.

This program is open to all faculty and researchers who wish to conduct health research on the following priority health research areas:

 Environment and Climate Change

 Maternal and Child Health

 Infectious Diseases

 Traditional Medicine

 Information and Communications Technology in Health

Interested proponents are required to submit endorsement from the institution and 2-3 pages capsule proposal which should include project title, rationale, significance, objectives, methodology, expected outputs and line-item budget. You may download the forms at

A funding support of not more than P 500,000 will be provided through the Regional Research Fund from the Philippine Council for Health Research and Development of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST-PCHRD).

Deadline for submission of capsule proposals is on November 29, 2017. You may send soft copy of the capsule proposal through email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or hard copy at RHRDC XI Office, c/o DOST XI, Corner Friendship and Dumanlas Roads, Bajada, Davao City.

For inquiries, you may contact Richell Ruyeras at telephone numbers (082) 221-5428 / 227-1313.

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