USC gets level 1 ac­cred­i­ta­tion

RE­SEARCH ETHICS

Cebu Daily News - - COMMUNITY - /PR /COR­RE­SPON­DENT NOR­MAN V. MENDOZA

THE Philip­pine Na­tional Health Re­search Sys­tem (PNHRS)has­rec­og­nizedthe In­sti­tu­tional Ethics Re­view Com­mit­tee of the Univer­sity of San Car­los (USC) for hav­ing achieved the Level 1 ac­cred­i­ta­tion as a Re­search Ethics Com­mit­tee (REC).

Dr. Danilo B. Largo, direc­tor of the USC Of­fice of Re­search, re­ceived the cer­tifi­cate from PNHRS Philip­pine Health Re­search Ethics Board (PHREB) of­fi­cials dur­ing the 35th an­niver­sary cel­e­bra­tion of the Philip­pine Coun­cil for Health Re­search and Devel­op­ment.

USC joined nine other in­sti­tu­tions na­tion­wide whose IERC also re­ceived the Level 1 ac­cred­i­ta­tion from PHREB chair Dr. Leonardo de Cas­tro at the Philip­pine In­ter­na­tional Con­ven­tion Cen­ter in Pasay City re­cently.

These in­cluded Gov. Ce­lestino Gal­lares Me­mo­rial Hos­pi­tal in Tag­bi­la­ran City, Bo­hol, and Cen­tral Visayas Con­sor­tium for Health Re­search and Devel­op­ment.

A level 1 ac­cred­i­ta­tion is awarded to newly con­sti­tuted RECs that are in op­er­a­tion for less than a year. It also means that the REC can re­view re­searches that have min­i­mal risk to par­tic­i­pants based on the 2011 Na­tional Eth­i­cal Guide­lines for Health Re­search. THE city of Lapu-Lapu was among the cities in Cen­tral Visayas that were rec­og­nized by the De­part­ment of In­te­rior and Lo­cal Gov­ern­ment (DILG-7) re­cently for Good Fi­nan­cial House­keep­ing.

This award is a man­i­fes­ta­tion that the city of Lapu-Lapu is be­ing rec­og­nized by the DILG for pass­ing all its cri­te­ria such as hav­ing no au­dit find­ings by the Com­mis­sion on Au­dit af­ter all trans­ac­tions were in or­der, there was com­pli­ance of full dis­clo­sure pol­icy and post­ing of fi­nan­cial and bid­ding doc­u­ments in three con­spic­u­ous places at the city hall, Land Trans­porta­tion Of­fice and pub­lic mar­ket.

“With this, we can say that the city was do­ing its best to serve the peo­ple and help the busi­nesses grow,” said Mayor Paz Radaza.

She said that the sup­port of the peo­ple and city of­fi­cials made pos­si­ble the good gover­nance in her ad­min­is­tra­tion.

Other cities that were rec­og­nized are Tag­bi­la­ran City in Bo­hol; Bogo, Car­car, Cebu, Danao, Man­daue, Naga, Tal­isay and Toledo in Cebu, and Bais, Bayawan, Can­laon, Du­maguete, Gui­hul­ngan and Tan­jay in Ne­gros Ori­en­tal.

Radaza ex­pressed grat­i­tude to the peo­ple for their sup­port and the gov­ern­ment em­ploy­ees for their co­op­er­a­tion in car­ry­ing the ser­vices.

The recog­ni­tion would also help in­vite in­vestors and more tourist ar­rivals in the city whose eco­nomic ac­tiv­ity re­lies mostly on tourism.

CON­TRIB­UTED PHOTO

USC re­search of­fice direc­tor Dr. Danilo B. Largo (fourth from right) holds the PNHRS-PHREB Level 1 ac­cred­i­ta­tion cer­tifi­cate. He is shown with of­fi­cials of the gov­ern­ing or­ga­ni­za­tion and other re­cip­i­ents.

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