CRS Ethics Review Committee re-accredited to Level 2 status by Research Ethics Board

The College of Rehabilitation Sciences Ethics Review Committee (CRS-ERC) was re-accredited as one of the 18 Level 2 research ethics committees in the country by the Philippine Health Research Ethics Board (PHREB). This was announced on August 24, 2017, during the Philippine National Health Research System week. Founded in 2008, the CRS – ERC is headed by medical doctor Assoc. Prof. Anna Lea Enriquez was one of the first ethics review committees accredited by PHREB in 2016. Level 2 accreditation is awarded only to research ethics committees that demonstrate sufficient competency and efficiency in ethical review, adhere to a set of appropriate standard operating procedures, show systematic filing, and have adequate administrative support as shown by an assigned office with at least a part-time dedicated support staff, a budget that supports honoraria and training of the committee members, and a functional database. As Level 2, the CRS-ERC reviews all types of research studies that may entail more than minimal risk to participants and post-marketing studies.

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