In order to guide the RHRDC Technical Review committees, the Foundation for the Advancement of Clinical Epidemiology (FACE) Inc. leads a Consultative Meeting for the development of a Technical Review Manual of Operations on January 11-12, 2018 at the Summit Hotel, General Maxilom Avenue Extension B. Benedicto Street, Cebu City. This is to primarily gather more comments and insights from the RHRDC representatives after the manual’s revision in late 2017.

In attendance to the said huddle are the Consortium Chairs, RMC Chairs, and Regional Project Staffs who gave additional inputs on the various components of the manual.

The said manual is envisioned to guide the RHRDC Technical Review Committees and its members in an efficient and effective way with regards to the performance of their functions in the technical review of proposal submissions to their committee. This manual will also help research investigators on the requirements and flow of the processes that their grant submissions will undergo and the steps they have to take as the review process is ongoing. This will hopefully simplify the organization, processes, and documentation of the TRB operations while maintaining high standards, transparency, and accountability.

The 2-day plenary workshop highlighted the different responsibilities of the Regional Management Committee, Technical Review Board, and the Secretariat. It also emphasized the flow of review process and agreed timelines.

Dr. Noel Juban, the lead coordinator, said that once finalized, the manual will be launched during the Philippine Council for Health Research and Development (PCHRD) 36th Anniversary in March 2018.

Dr. Catalino P. Dotollo, Jr., Regional Director of NIDA8 convened its 3rd Dialogue Meeting at DOH RO8 last January 16, 2018. This time regarding Nutritionist/Dietician deployment program under DOH HRH Program for PPAN focused areas with the very supportive DOH RO8 Regional Director Minerva P. Molon together with focal person and Dr. Dotollo's former EPI partner Ms. Daisy Gorgonia.

The Central Luzon Health Research and Development Consortium (CLHRDC) is now accepting papers that are aligned with the following research areas namely:  Health Technology Development, Health Financing, Health Service Delivery and Socio-Environmental Health Concerns.

The Oral Research Presentation and Poster Presentation are divided into two categories:

1) Professional

2) Student



The paper to be submitted for the Professional Category should be completed at least the year 2016; and 2017 for the student category.

Submit an extended abstract (1000 words) divided into five parts:

1) Introduction (including a brief and concise abstract

2) Objective

3) Methodology

4) Results and discussion

5) Conclusion

**Please include the title, headings and key words on the topic investigated


Also, if applicable, please attach research authorization/clearance/permit

-For studies which involved humans:

ü  Ethics clearance

ü  National Commission on Indigenous People (NCIP) permit, if applicable

-For studies which used biological materials where genetic manipulation is involved or introduction of exotic or imported plants, microorganisms or animals:

ü  Biosafety permit

-For studies conducted on animals:

ü  Bureau of Animal Industry (BAI) authorization

-For studies which covered the protected areas of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR):

ü  Gratuitous permit



Note: ALL SUBMISSIONS MUST BE IN PORTABLE DOCUMENT FORMAT (PDF) AND SEND TO: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.





Deadline of submission of extended abstracts

Feb. 15, 2018


Screening of submitted abstracts

Feb. 22, 2018


Announcement of selected entries

March 7, 2018


Contest Proper

To be announced


Announcement of winners

To be announced




  1. A selection committee specific to professional and student researches will be formed to evaluate submissions.
  2. In consideration of the maximum number of researches that can participate in the oral research presentation, the committee will select from among the submissions the researches for the poster exhibit contest.


  1. The selected participants of the oral research presentation and poster exhibit contest will be informed after the screening.