Another institution in Davao Region is granted by the Philippine Health Research Ethics Board (PHREB) with Level 1 accreditation. Last September 10, 2019, the Research Ethics Committee (REC) of Compostela Valley State College (CVSC) received the good news from PHREB for their compliance to national and international ethical guidelines in reviewing research involving human participants. PHREB Level 1 accreditation is given to institutions which reviews researches with minimal risk to participants and is applicable to newly constituted RECs with less than a year of operations.
Dr. Lilybeth Matunhay, REC Chair of CVSC, expressed her gratitude on this new achievement by the institution: “We are humbled of the accomplishment; however, this would not be made possible without you and Dr. Concha extending your generous time to help us. Congratulations to all of us and thank you REMB XI and PHREB for the recognition.”