FAQ - NUHRA/RUHRA
- Created on Friday, 03 July 2009 09:24
- Last Updated on Thursday, 11 October 2012 14:49
- Written by Super User
What is the difference between NUHRA and RURHA?
The NUHRA topics address national health issues/concerns while the RURHA addresses regional health issues/concerns that are unique to the region.
Who will fund the implementation of research proposals for the NUHRA / RURHA?
The PNHRS will have funds support from the DOH, PCHRD-DOST and CHED.
DOH will fund proposals that address priority topics on Fourmula One.
PCHRD-DOST will fund proposals that address priority topics on technology development, health service delivery, and research ethics.
CHED will fund proposals that address priority topics on health education.
Research proposals that address CHED priority topics will be referred to CHED Central Office for processing and funding by the Zonal Research Centers.
Research proposals that address Fourmula One priorities of the RURHA will be referred to DOH-HPDPB for funding by the CHDs.
Can researchers in the regions submit proposals for research topics in the NUHRA?
For researchers in the region, is endorsement from the RHRDCs needed if the proposals will address NUHRA topics? What if the proponent is not a member of the RHRDC?
Yes. The RHRDC endorsement is required for researchers from the region whether a member or non member of the RHRDC.
How would you guarantee the security / confidentiality of proposals submitted online?
Measures were instituted to ensure security of online proposal submission. A confidentiality agreement between the researcher and PNHRS is also available online to which the researcher has to give his/her consent upon online submission of proposals.
How will proposals be reviewed?
Proposals will be initially screened in terms of the topic's alignment to the NUHRA and for duplication. Research topics that fall within CHED's priorities will be referred to the said office for further processing and funding.
For research topics within PCHRD's and DOH's priorities:
Proposals that pass the preliminary screening will undergo a technical evaluation by a panel of experts. The proponent will be requested to present the research proposal to the panel. The panel can recommend revisions in the proposal if needed.
The revised proposal will be re evaluated vis-a-vis the comments and recommendations of the panel.
Final approval of the proposal will be done by the PCHRD Executive Director or the PCHRD Governing Council.
What are the criteria for proposal evaluation?
Proposals will be evaluated based on relevance, technical merit, and ethical soundness.
How long is the review process? When will the final results of the review be announced?
The review process can take from 1-2 months provided that all the requirements had been submitted. Results will be announced as soon as decision on final approval has been made.
How do we request funding for proposals addressing the RURHA?
Researchers should contact the RHRDCs in their areas. The RHRDCs will provide the regional research agenda, process submitted proposals, and eventually endorse them for funding assistance to the PNHRS through PCHRD. Research proposals, however, with budgetary requirements of more than P 1M will undergo another round of review at PCHRD.