The CTU University Review Ethics Committee (UREC) represented by University Director and at the same time UREC Chair Dr. Sheilalaine G. Romulo organized a training on ethics review in external campuses from January 9-29, 2020 in Dumanjug, Moalboal, Tuburan, Carmen, Babag, Argao, Barili and Naga campuses, respectively.
In the ethical review seminar-workshop held first in CTU Dumanjug Campus, the theme is “Embracing the challenges of ethical review for CTU 4.0”. Topics also involved principles of research ethics review system, required documents for ethical review, and types of review (assessment of risk). Other topics included how to identify ethical issues in the protocol, anonymization of data and ethical review modeling. Before the end of the event, Dr. Romulo administered the post-test and evaluation.
In addition, Dr. Romulo also went to Danao and Argao campuses on January 21 & January 24, 2020, respectively. She also visited the Naga Campus on January 29, 2020 for the same event.
All regular faculty of the external campuses were invited to participate in the seminar which aimed to raise awareness on the responsible conduct of research.
The UREC Chair stressed in her lecture that “by knowing the rights of the human participants, the researcher can avoid getting into trouble with the law and ethical standards.”
The UREC is one of the ethics committees under the University Research Ethics Office, headed by Dr. Romulo. It oversees the review process of the university and ensures that ethical standards are strictly followed in all stages of the research process. –rmmm/ccmr