UPV faculty and researchers train under REMB VI to further improve ethical standards in research
Faculty members and researchers of UP Visayas attended a two-day Basic Research Ethics Training (BRET) conducted by the Regional Ethics Monitoring Board VI through the Committee on Information Dissemination, Training and Advocacy (CIDTA) last July 24-25, 2023 via Zoom conference.
The resource speakers of the training were Dr. Fred P. Guillergan and Dr. Edna A. Medez, representatives from REMB. In each of their talks, they highlighted relevant topics that are mostly encountered during ethical review of research proposals and assessing these using the protocol assessment tool adapted from the National Ethical Guidelines for Research Involving Human Participants (NEGRIHP).
UPV faculty and researchers were well represented in the said training. There were representatives from the College of Management, College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences, School of Technology, UPV Graduate School as well as representatives from the supervised units of the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Extension which includes the Regional Research Center, Technology Transfer and Business Development Office and the Philippine Genome Center.
Previous UPV REB Chairperson, Prof. Cristabel Rose Parcon together with Prof. Lhumen Tejano, Prof. Frances Anthea Redison, Ms. Kristine Charisse Muyong, and Dr. Cheryl Joy Fernandez served as facilitators in the said training.
BRET aims to identify and apply general research ethical principles, recognize and apply essential characteristics of ethical research for the good of humanity and produce researches that are scientifically and ethically sound.
The UPV REB continues to train our researchers on how to ethically review and assess research proposals involving human participants thus having research proposals that are not only technically and scientifically significant but also upholds human dignity.