Learn how to use HERDIN PLUS for literature search and full-text article request through the "HERDIN PLUS Online Learning" webinar on October 22, 2020 from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM.

Organized by the Department of Science and Technology - Philippine Council for Health Research and Development, the webinar is one of the build up activities for this year's National Science and Technology Week virtual celebration on 23 - 29 November 2020. With the theme "Agham at Teknolohiya: Sandigan ng Kalusugan, Kabuhayan, Kaayusan at Kinabukasan," the event aims to highlight the contribution of science and technology (S&T) to the attainment of national development goals.

We hope to see you online!

Read more ...

You are INVITED!
The Philippine Council for Health Research and Development (PCHRD) of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) invites you to be part of its Webinar Series on Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer. The third installment of the webinar series will be providing discussions on the Basics of Intellectual Property. This session aims to familiarize researchers and aspiring inventors with the different types of intellectual property, such as patents, utility model, industrial design and others, and how to protect them.
Read more ...




About the conference

In these trying times, the work of our researchers became more important. With the theme “Mobilizing Quality Health Researches Amidst the Challenges of COVID19”, R1HRDC will hold its first virtual Regional Health Research Conference to convene professional and student researchers in the region to learn from each other’s work, to further strengthen the health research community. This conference also aims to recognize and give awards to researchers and their works with potential to address current and pressing health concerns locally and nationally.

Spearheaded by the Research Utilization Committee (RUC) of the Region 1 Health Research and Development Consortium (R1HRDC) in partnership with the Department of Science and Technology Regional Office 1 as the online host, the initiative was made to reach the consortium’s stakeholders during this time of global pandemic without compromising each other’s health condition.


Read more ...


In light of the urgent need to find the cure/ vaccine to fight COVID-19 and other needs to address current health challenges, the impact of research is once again emphasized. Thus, the R1HRDC – Research Management Committee conducted online review and shortlisting of submitted research proposals on August 13, 2020, via google meet platform.

Eight (8) research proposals were given to the RMC members prior to the online meeting to review the technical aspects and feasibility of the proposals. Among the topics reviewed were:

Read more ...


The Gelia Castillo Award for Research on Social Innovations in Health (GCARSIH)
Call for Applications 2020


As we  acknowledge the restrictions that COVID-19 has imposed upon us has made the process difficult, please note that we are extending the nomination period for GCARSIH up to 21 September 2020. This will give extra time to allow innovators to complete their nominations and allow further promotion of the award. This extension shall also postpone the selection of winners to October 2020



The Gelia Castillo Award for Research on Social Innovations in Health (GCARSIH) aims to recognize the outstanding social innovations that address persistent, societal and health systems challenges. Through the innovators’ experience, we can better understand why and how social innovations create impact, and discover the keys to scale up or integrate these effective interventions into the larger health system.

Read more ...

Research News

Featured Links