RIDO

The Research Implementation and Development Office (RIDO), the research arm of the Dean of the UP College of Medicine is comprised of the Technical Review Board (60 members) led by the RIDO chief, Dr. Ruzanne M. Caro.

RIDO has been instrumental in trendsetting and enhancement of research in the UPCM since 1979, up to the present. Its long history of involvement in research truly proves its significant role in the development and implementation of research here at the College of Medicine.

The main function of RIDO is to review researches (technical aspect) submitted by UPCM faculty and students. RIDO also caters to non-UP CM researchers with a processing fee. Technical review is a requirement for ethics review and approval.

Another function of RIDO is to spearhead the faculty and students research fora, each held annually. These fora are avenues of which faculty and students researches are presented.

We aim to bring research to the next level with the involvement of the faculty, staff and the students with the administrators of the UP Manila.

A.    THE HISTORY OF THE RESEARCH AT UPCM AND PGH

Organized and structured research in UP Manila started with the creation of the Committee on Research Ethics and Development (CRED) in 1979, headed by Dr. Lourdes J. Cruz. The CRED was initially created to manage a specific research fund with a grant from the China Medical Board (CMB). In 1984, during the term of Dean Alberto G. Romualdez, the CRED was reorganized and became known as the Committee on Research Implementation and Development (CRID). The technical and ethics review boards were created in accordance with guidelines set by the World Health Organization.

In July 2002, the CRID was registered and accredited by the Office of Human Research Protection (OHRP) of the United States Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), with an accreditation number IRB 00002648 (CRID) U Philippines Coll Med IRB # 1. This allows research with US federal funding to be evaluated and eventually be conducted in the UP College of Medicine (UPCM), the Philippine General Hospital (PGH), and the Department of Medical Microbiology (DMM) and the Department of Parasitology (DP) at the UP College of Public Health (UPCPH).

In July 2003, the CRID was upgraded from a committee to an office of the UPCM, thereby changing its name to the Research Implementation and Development Office (RIDO). The technical review function and the ethics review function of RIDO were separated and became the Technical Review Board and the Ethics Review Board of RIDO, respectively.

In 2006, the Ethics Review Board of RIDO and the NIH Ethics Review Board underwent

A survey and eventually recognition by the Forum for Ethics Review Committees in Asia and the Pacific (FERCAP). The survey allowed the RIDO to review its standard operating procedures and practices, and to implement the necessary changes in compliance with good clinical practice and other guidelines on the conduct of health research. Recognition was formally awarded by the FERCAP in 2007. In December 2007, the RIDO ERB was given Philippine National Health Research System (PNHRS) Phil. ERC Registry No. 07-035. This entitled RIDO ERB to be included in the Bureau of Food and Drugs (BFAD) List of Resources for Ethics Review for Clinical Drug Trials in the Philippines.

In 2010, the ethics review functions of RIDO were transferred to the UPM Research Ethics Review Board (UPM REB) integrating all existing ethics committees in UP Manila under a single research ethics board.

Legend:

  • NIH- National Institutes of Health
  • PGH- Philippine General Hospital
  • RGAO-Research Grant Administrative Office

(Excerpt from the Minutes of the 1223rd Meeting of the Board of Regents held on 22 August 2007)

UPCM RIDO TECHNICAL REVIEW BOARD (TRB) REVIEW INSTRUCTIONS

Procedures for Principal Investigators requesting for a technical review of their research protocols by RIDO

  1. Principal Investigator (PI) or representative fills out the Technical Review Form(UPCM RIDO TRB F012 Version 5.0, 14 March 2012).
  2. PI submits accomplished Technical Review Form and his/her research protocol to the Technical Reviewer (otherwise known as the RIDO TRB Representative of the concerned Department) for his/her review.
  3. In case there are revisions to be made, as recommended by the Technical Reviewer, PI fills out a UPCM RIDO TRB F013 Version 5.0, 14 March 2012 (Principal Investigator’s Response to Technical Review) to reflect revisions and submit to the Technical Reviewer. When the Technical Reviewer finds the response(s) to be satisfactory, he/she approves the protocol by signing in the Technical Review Form in the appropriate space provided. This is the same form filled out in #1.  The Department Chair endorses the research protocol by

signing in this same form.

  1. In case the PI is a graduate student, the review of his/her research proposal is done by the postgraduate review panel of the respective department shall suffice for the required technical review. The graduate student fills up his/her name and title of his/her research study in a Technical Review Form and attaches a copy of the approved panel review sheet done by the postgraduate review panel. The Department Chair endorses the research protocol by signing in the Technical Review Form.
  2. PI submits the following to RIDO –

For Faculty researchers/ non UP Manila researchers:

      • UPCM RIDO Registration Form 1, v2 (Request for Registration of Research)
      • Duly accomplished Technical Review Form(UPCM RIDO TRB F012 Version 5.0, 14 March 2012)- Original copy and 1 photocopy)
      • UPCM RIDO TRB F013 Version 5.0, 14 March 2012(Principal Investigator’s Response to Technical Review), if applicable.
      • One hard copy and a CD/DVD Copy of research protocol, or may be submitted through email instead of a CD/DVD copy

For Graduate students:

      • UPCM RIDO Registration Form 1, v2 (Request for Registration of Research)
      • Duly accomplished Technical Review Form(UPCM RIDO TRB F012 Version 5.0, 14 March 2012)- Original copy and 1 photocopy)
      • Panel review sheet
      • One hard copy and a CD/DVD Copy of research protocol, or may be submitted through email instead of a CD/DVD copy

For LU 3 students:

      • UPCM RIDO Registration Form 1, v2 (Request for Registration of Research)
      • Technical Review Form (UPCM RIDO TRB F012 Version 5.0, 14 March 2012)- Original copy and 1 photocopy)
      • Certification of Approval from IDC 211 Course Coordinator (Dr. Jacinto Blas Mantaring III) [certifying that such research paper has undergone review and approval by the LU 3 Defense Panel]
      • One hard copy and one CD/DVD copy of research protocol, or may be submitted through email instead of a CD/DVD copy
  1. RIDO Chief endorses to RGAO/UPM REB by signing in the Technical Review Form.
  2. PI proceeds to RGAO (NIH) for the RGAO registration and to UPM-REB (NIH) / AICUC (NIH) for ethics review and approval.
  3. PI furnishes the RIDO a copy of ethics approval letter once approved by UPM-REB (NIH) / AICUC (NIH).
  4. Upon completion of the research study, PI furnishes the RIDO a copy of the completed research paper.

UPCM Researchers whose researches have not undergone technical/ethics review in UP Manila, and would like to submit their completed researches for registration to RIDO, may do so by submitting the following:

    1. UPCM RIDO REG FORM II (RIDO Registration of Completed Researches Done by UPCM Faculty, Students and Staff)
    2. Abstract (optional)

Click here to download the Registration of Research Form

Click here to download the Technical Review Form

Click here to download the Principal Investigator’s Response to Technical Review Form

Click here to download the Progress Report Form

Click here to download the Final Report Form

PM203, Paz Mendoza Memorial Bldg, College of Medicine
547 Pedro Gil Street, Ermita, Manila
Mobile Phone No: 0906 4293995
Email: rido.upcm@gmail.com

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