TSU RERC gets level 1 PHREB Accreditation
Christine A. Cenizal
Technical Writer, VP RES
The Tarlac State University Research Ethics Review Committee was awarded a Level 1 Accreditation by the Philippine Health Research Ethics Board (PHREB) during the celebration of Philippine National Health Research System (PNHRS) Week last August 24-25, 2017 at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC). Dr. Glenard T. Madriaga, TSU Vice President for Research and Extension Services received the certificate of accreditation covering the period of June 9, 2017 to June 8, 2018. Other members of the TSU RERC were present during the event.
The TSU RERC, aside from its ministerial duty to submit reports annually, is tasked to evaluate submitted researches in the University to see if these researches conform to universally acceptable ethical standards. It shall monitor the conduct of studies and post approval procedures until the end of the study.
With the recognition, the TSU RERC can now send at least two members as accreditor-trainees to represent the former in any PHREB accreditation visit.
The TSU RERC is composed of the following TSU officials; Dr. Lucila Sunga, Chairperson; Dr. Alma Corpuz, Secretary; Dr. Marie Paz Angeles, Dr. Nino Corpuz, and Dr. Lea Milan as members. The alternate members are Director Emir Lenard Sicangco, Dr. Editha Villavicencio, Ms. Xyris Gerard Fernandez, Mr. John Nelson Punla, and Engr. Consolacion Lagman.
United Kingdom-based scholarship awarding scheme Chevening visited Tarlac State University for the presentation of scholarship opportunities in the UK on September 15.
Ms. Natalie Keen, member of the Communications and Public Diplomacy Team of the British Embassy in Manila, oriented the TSU faculty, staff and students regarding the scholarship program of Chevening.
Ms. Keen discussed eligibility criteria, procedure in the application for the scholarship, and the duration of the scholarship program.
This year, Chevening aims to send the most diverse group and targets to obtain more applications in the Tarlac area.
Mr. Christian Yap, a former scholar of the Chevening and a Tarlaqueño, testified on how the scholarship program helped him in his career.
Applications for 2017-2018 Chevening Scholarships will be open to applicants until 12:00 GMT on November 7 2017. (Ruth Hazel A. Galang - OPAI)
(Photos by: John H. Lanuzo - VP ILEA)