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LCUP CONDUCTS BRET AND GCPW



The LCUP College of Medicine and the Research, Extension, and Linkages Department partnered with the UERM Research Institute for Health Sciences in conducting a three-day Basic Research Ethics Training (BRET) and Good Clinical Practice Workshop (GCPW) on March 18-20 at the Rambutan Hall of the BarCIE International Center. The resource speakers/facilitators are esteemed medical practitioners and researchers from UERM RIHS composed of Dr. Maria Milagros U. Magat, MEM; Dr. Jennifer M. Nailes, MSPH; Dr. Leopoldo P. Sison, Jr; and Dr. Vinna Marie T. Quiñones. Around 50 people attended the seminar, including LCUP administrators and representatives from other academic institutions like Holy Angel University, Centro Escolar University, and University of Santo Tomas. The event, also, served as training for the members and officers of the newly-formed LCUP Research Ethics Committee. The REC will be in charge of the screening and approval of future researches and making sure that each study complies with the ethical standards. University President Sr. Editha S. Zerna, OSA, Ph.D. opened the program with her remarks on the historical traces of ethical research. The first two days of the seminar were about research ethics which included topics about responsible research, data privacy, proper data management, authorship, and publication. The third day focused primarily on GCPW which delved into the principles of good clinical practice, the role of the REC, and the importance of informed consent. The lecturers addressed the audience’s queries after each discussion, and the participants were given the chance to apply their learnings through several group activities and discussions. The seminar concluded with the awarding of certificates to the resource speakers by the University President Sr. Editha S. Zerna, OSA, Ph.D., the VP for REL Dr. Enrico F. Rosales, and the College of Medicine Dean Dr. Ma. Cristina E. Zulueta.