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
- Apply for an iREB account here. The UPMREB secretariat will approve the request within 24 hours of your request.
- 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).
- 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.
- 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.