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The University of the Philippines Manila Research Ethics Board (UPMREB) was created on September 27, 2010 to integrate all existing ethics committees in UP Manila under a single research ethics board with component review panels, and guided by a unified set of standard operating procedures (SOPs). This initiative was intended to streamline and harmonize the process of ethics review, maximize the utilization of human and institutional resources, and provide a supportive and enabling environment for research in the university. View: Read more

Announcement: Revised SOP - 25 June 2021 Uploaded

Download the revised SOPs and forms:
SOPs and Forms

Revised the following SOPs and forms:

SOP:
Chapter II, III, and IV

SOP II Forms:
1. UPMREB FORM 2(A)2012 Review Checklist
2. UPMREB FORM 2(B)2012 Registration and Application Form
3. UPMREB FORM 2(G)2012 Meeting Agenda
4. UPMREB FORM 2(L)2019 Checklist for Exemption from Ethical Review

Updating UPMREB website

We have updated the information under the following tabs:
1. Common Issues in Registration
2. FAQs
3. Process of Submission

UPMREB E-poster for FERCAP 2020: Tenacity amidst infirmity

UPMREB attended the 20TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE of the Forum for Ethical Review Committees in Asia and the Western Pacific (FERCAP) held last December 7-9, 2020 via Zoom, in collaboration with the National Institutes of Health - University of the Philippines Manila (NIH-UPM) in partnership with the Philippine Health Research Ethics Network (PHREN). The them of the conference is “Addressing Ethical Challenges During the COVID-19 Outbreak”.

Navigating iREB

You can watch this short video made by our UPMREB Chair, Dr. Jacinto Blas V. Mantaring III, to guide you in navigating iREB and making your first initial submission for ethics review: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3UT2HhkJ-ZU

Submission Cut-off for December 2020

Please be advised of the following cut-off dates for all 2020 submissions to all UPMREB Review Panels, in view of the forthcoming Christmas break:
 8 December 2020 for the last day of screening applications
 9 December 2020 for the last day of receiving submissions

CCDP 2020-120: UPMREB Guideline on Reporting SAE

Please be informed of the updated Guideline on Reporting Serious Adverse Events of the UP Manila Research Ethics Board (UPMREB) approved on 03 July 2020, GL 02 Version 2.0. This document is downloadable at this website: http://reb.upm.edu.ph.

UPMREB Memo on Signed Application Forms

Please be advised that UPMREB is reinstating the requirement of signed endorsements of the UPMREB Form 2B: Registration and Application Form, starting 10 August 2020. See attached memo for reference.

Submission Process

To apply for ethical review, please register for an account and submit through https://ireb.upm.edu.ph.

For subsequent submissions (e.g. resubmission, amendment, continuing review, final report, deviation, query/notification, etc), please email your submission with the necessary documents to upmreb@post.upm.edu.ph using the following subject heading: "Type of submission_PI Last Name_UPMREB Code".

Local Guidance on COVID-19 research

FDA and PHREB has released some guidance for COVID-19 protocols.

1. PHREB Resolution No. 2020-001 on COVID-19 Research proposals
2. FDA Circular No. 2020-013 on Guidelines for monitoring drug-products used for the treatment of COVID-19

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