Research Ethics Committee

The primary purpose of the JMCFI-Research Ethics Committee is to safeguard the rights, well-being, and dignity of research participants while promoting the highest standards of research integrity. 

Research Ethics

REC Process Flow

Research Ethics Committee Process Flow

REC List of Requirements

Research and Ethics Committee

Research Ethics Committee

  • Application Form (REC Form 61)
  • Letter Request for Review (REC Form 3,6, signed by the adviser/dean)
  • Endorsement/Referral Letter (REC Form 3.7, signed by the adviser/dean)
  • Full Proposal/Study Protocol (revised manuscript based on your proposal defense
  • Certificate of Proposal Defense (c/o Research Dept.)
  • Technical Review Approval (Routing Form) – (c/o Research Dept.)
  • Curriculum Vitae of Lead Researcher/s
  • Confidentiality Agreement (REC Form 41)
  • Budget (REC Form 6.13)
  • GANTT Chart (REC Form 6.14)
  • Dummy Table of Results (REC Form 6.15)
  • Informed Consent Form (English, Filipino, or others) (REC Form 5.5) = Assent Form (if applicable – il your participoits are at minor age)
  • Receipt of Payment – please proceed to the REC Office in Room 224 for payment. if you are from College of Medicine (COM), disregard this one. This will be part of your miscellaneous fee.

for undergrad Php 3,000.0
For College of Medicine (COM) Php 4,000.0 (covered in Miscellaneous)

****** Please Note  Please designate one representative from your group to handle all communication with the REC. This person will be responsible for emailing requirements, processes, and other protocols-related documents throughout the entire process. This is for REC to easily track protocols-related documents of submissions in the database.

Other Pertinent Documents

Research and Ethics Committee

Research Ethics Committee

Below are some responsibilities after approval

  • Submit Protocol Amendments (REC Form 6.4) (if any) for JMCFI REC approval before implementing them;
    • Amendments – refer to any change or revision in the protocol made after its approval from REC
  • Submit on-site Serious Adverse Events (SAEs) (REC Form 6.8) and Suspected Unexpected Serious Adverse Reaction (SUSAR) reports (if applicable) to the JMCFI-REC within the day of its detection;
  • Submit Progress Report (REC Form 6.5) as determined by the REC based on the level of risk; •
  • Submit Final Report (REC Form 6.12) after completion of protocol procedures at the study site;
  • Report Protocol Deviations/Violations (REC Form 6.6)
    • Protocol Deviation – refers to a non-compliance with the approved protocol that does not increase risk or decrease benefit to participants or does not significantly affect their rights, safety or welfare or the integrity of data.
    • Example: missed visit, non-submission of a food diary on time.
    • Protocol Violation – refers to a non-compliance with the approved protocol that increases risk or decreases benefit to participants or significantly affects their rights, safety or welfare or the integrity of data.
    • Example: incorrect treatment, non-compliance with inclusion/exclusion criteria.
  • Comply with all relevant international and national guidelines and regulations;
  • Abide by the principles of Good Research Practice and Ethical Research.

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