BAGUIO CITY - Effective February 8, 2017 - February 7, 2020, the Cordillera Regional Health Research and Development Consortium Ethics Review Committee (CRHRDC ERC) is accredited as PHREB Level 1 Research Ethics Committee (REC).
A Research Ethics Committee (REC) is a body, constituted by a duly recognized authority that makes independent decisions regarding the review, approval, and implementation of research protocols/proposals, in order to ensure the protection of the rights, safety, and well-being of human participants. It promotes integrity of research data.
As Level 1 accredited REC, the CRHRDC ERC shall review researches with minimal risk to participants.
A risk is minimal when the probability and magnitude of harm or discomfort anticipated in the proposed research are not greater, in and of themselves, than those ordinarily encountered in daily life or during the performance of routine physical or psychological examinations or tests (National Ethical Guidelines for Health Research 2011, p. 150).
In addition, the CRHRDC ERC shall continue to upgrade its work as a quality review committee by consistently being updated about, and complying with international, national standards and SOPs, continuing ethics training, improving review of protocols and monitoring the conduct of studies and post-approval procedures till the end of the study.