First SUC in Davao Region to be PHREB Accredited


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.”

Currently, the Regional Ethics Monitoring Board XI (REMB XI) is assisting various private and public institutions in Davao Region and its neighboring regions through mentoring and orientation. REMB XI is happy to assist any institutions and/or organization from application to PHREB accreditation. Do you need assistance? Contact, the REMB XI secretariat, Ms. Diane Calipes at (082)227-1313 or through email at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..