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The Process Flow/Steps and Document Requirements for Ethical clearance in DRMC:

A. DRMC Resident Physicians and DRMC Employees for Institutional Researches:

1. Submission of initial protocol package to the Research Unit with the following documents:

i. Complete and signed DRMC protocol package

ii. Endorsement Letter from the Department

iii. Protocol Format Checklist

2. Determination of type of reviews and Primary Reviewer

3. Conduct of Ethics Review

4. Communication of the DRMC-REC Decisions to the Primary Investigator (PI)/authors

 Resubmissions are required if there are revisions needed

5. Issuance of Protocol Approval Letter from the Primary Reviewer signed by the

Ethics Committee Chair and Research Unit Head

6. Submission by the PI of a Request Letter addressed to Medical Center Chief with an

attached Protocol Approval Letter from DRMC-REC and Research Unit Head

7. Issuance of approval note/letter from the Medical Center Chief

8. Conduction of data collection

B. DRMC employees undergoing postgraduate degree thesis or dissertation

within DRMC premises, DRMC related-projects/activities and its community-

based activities:

1. Submission of Intent Letter addressed to Research Ethics Committee Chair to

conduct research in DRMC with the following documents:

i. Complete paper of the research proposal or protocol

ii. Letter of endorsement from the authorized person of your institution

where you are studying

iii. Technical Clearance from your School

iv. Ethical Clearance from your School ( Optional)

v. Questionnaires or Data Collection Form

vi. Informed Consent Form (optional depending of the research

methodology)

vii. Ethics Review Application form ( From DRMC Research

Unit)

2. Conduct of Ethics Review

3. Communication of the DRMC-REC Decisions to the Primary Investigator (PI)/authors

 Resubmissions are required if there are revisions needed

4. Issuance of Protocol Approval Letter from the Primary Reviewer signed by the Ethics

Committee Chair and Research Unit Head

5. Submission by the PI of a Request Letter addressed to Medical Center Chief with an

attached Protocol Approval Letter from DRMC-REC and Research Unit Head

6. Issuance of approval note/letter from the Medical Center Chief

7. Conduction of data collection

C. Non-DRMC Employees who wish to coduct research within DRMC premises,

DRMC related-projects/activities and its community-based activities:

1. Submission of Intent Letter addressed to Research Ethics Committee Chair to

conduct research in DRMC with the following documents:

i. Complete paper of the research proposal or protocol

ii. Letter of endorsement from the authorized person of your institution

where you are studying

iii. Technical Clearance from your School

iv. Ethical Clearance from your School ( Optional)

v. Questionnaires or Data Collection Form

vi. Informed Consent Form (optional depending of the research

methodology)

vii. Ethics Review Application form ( From DRMC Research

Unit)

2. Conduct of Ethics Review

3. Communication of the DRMC-REC Decisions to the Primary Investigator

(PI)/authors 

 Resubmissions are required if there are revisions needed

4. Issuance of Protocol Approval Letter from the Primary Reviewer signed by the

Ethics Committee Chair and Research Unit Head

5. Submission by the PI of a Request Letter addressed to Medical Center Chief with

an attached Protocol Approval Letter from DRMC-REC and Research Unit Head

6. Issuance of approval note/letter from the Medical Center Chief

7. Conduction of data collection