With the increasing number of health researches and clinical trials being conducted in the Philippines and Asia, there is a need to address issues related to health research ethics and good clinical practice. The stakeholders – investigators, sponsors, and members of ethics review committees/institutional review boards – need to develop the capacity to cope with the demand for trained human resources and continuing systems improvement. With support from multi-sectoral partnerships and international networking, capacity strengthening in health research ethics must be anchored on a clear national governance framework leading towards a good ethical review system.

The National Institutes of Health University of the Philippines Manila, in collaboration with the Forum for Ethical Review Committees in Asia and the Western Pacific (FERCAP), offers a series of training workshops on health research ethics in order to contribute to regional, national, and institutional capacity building. The training workshops serve as a platform that brings together stakeholders to discuss practical solutions for emerging challenges in health research through lectures and case studies. Through transdisciplinary expertise, the training workshops help promote an environment of cooperation to sustain improvements in the quality of health research.


PhP 6,500.00
PhP 7,000.00
USD 250.00

Interested participants are advised to register early to avail of the discounted rate. Only pre-registered participants will be accepted.


  • Training-workshop materials
  • Compilation of international and national guidelines in booklet form and CD
  • Certificate of training
  • Lunch and snacks for 3 days


  • Check payable to UP Manila Development Foundation, Inc.
  • Cash, check, or US dollar deposit to UP Manila Development Foundation, Inc.
    PNB-PGH branch
    - Peso current account number: 384564400017
    - US Dollar account number: 398658500013


The Training Workshop Secretariat can be reached through EMAIL at nihgcp@post.upm.edu.ph or through TELEFAX at +63 (2) 567 2054.


  • 13 - 15 FEBRUARY 2019
    Responsible Conduct of Research
  • 20 - 22 MARCH 2019
    Principles of Health Research Ethics and Good Clinical Practice (Basic Course)
  • 29 - 30 APRIL 2019
    Principles of Health Research Ethics and Good Clinical Practice (Basic Course)
  • 22 - 24 MAY 2019
    Standard Operating Procedures for Ethics Review Committees (Advanced Course)
  • 4 - 5 JUNE 2019
    Responsible Conduct of Research
  • 24 - 26 JULY 2019
    Responsible Conduct of Research
  • 27 - 29 AUGUST 2019
    Principles of Health Research Ethics and Good Clinical Practice (Basic Course)
    Early Registration until 09 Aug
    Regular Registration until 16 Aug

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  • 23 - 25 OCTOBER 2019
    Continuing Ethics Education (Topics to be announced) | Pre-requisite Completion of the Basic Course within last 2 years
    Early Registration until 11 Oct
    Regular Registration until 18 Oct

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  • Registration deadline will be strictly observed. Registration will be considered final upon payment.


The training-workshops are intended for those who conduct, coordinate, manage, approve, and fund researches, including:

  • Researchers requiring basic and continuing education on health research ethics and good clinical practice
  • Members of research ethics committees or institutional review boards
  • Sponsors
  • Policymakers
  • Regulatory agency staff
  • Research staff
  • Research management staff