Member-institutions of the Caraga Health Research and Development Consortium (CHRDC) composed of medical practitioners, government employees and researchers participated the two-day Basic Health Research Ethics Training at Almont Inland Resort, Butuan City, 3-4 May 2018.
Spearheaded by the consortium in partnership with the Philippine Health Research Ethics Board (PHREB), the activity aims to equip the participants with the essential knowledge associated with the application of research ethics in the development, review, and conduct of studies involving human participants.
Dr. Marita V. Reyes, member of PHREB’s Committee on Standards and Accreditation emphasized the importance of valuing the research participants as persons, which means protecting them from harm, respecting and treating them fairly.
Meanwhile, Dr. Ruben C. Mendoza—member of PHREB’s Committee on Information, Dissemination, Training and Advocacy reminded the researchers and research ethics committee to be sensitive to social issues and appropriately respond to them.
Among important topics highlighted by the two speakers were the five components of ethical research, which includes 1) for the good of the person (social value) 2) scientific soundness 3) ethical soundness 4)researcher competence and 5) community involvement.
CHRDC believes that the activity further promotes the role of Ethics Review Committee in research involving human participants in Caraga region.