UPM Research Ethics Board

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. Its oversight applies to faculty, personnel, and students doing research in UP Manila; non-UP Manila researchers doing research in UP Manila; and non-UP Manila researchers doing research in non-UP Manila sites with no local ethics review committee (as mandated by the Philippine Health Research Ethics Board).

UPMREB Submission of Protocol

  1. Apply for an iREB account here. The UPMREB secretariat will approve the request within 24 hours of your request.
  2. Log in to your iREB account here and complete the Registration and Application Form (UPMREB Form 2B) and Study Protocol Assessment  Form (UPMREB Form 2C).
  3. Download the updated versions of UPMREB Form 2A Review Checklist, UPMREB Form 2D Informed Consent Assessment Form, and other necessary forms as required by your protocol.
  4. Submit one (1) originally signed set of documents (UPMREB forms, study protocol and appendices), an electronic copy of all files in CD, and a copy of RGAO registration certificate to UPMREB (NIH Bldg. Rm 126). The UPMREB secretariat accepts submissions for initial review during Mondays and Wednesdays, between 9:00 AM-12:00 NN and 1:00-3:00 PM only.