The Philippine National Health Research System (PNHRS) through the Philippine Council for Health Research and Development (DOST-PCHRD), is implementing the HERDIN Plus online learning program. This program aims to provide online instruction for research institutions on how to manage and disseminate their research outputs using the HERDIN Plus System.

Part of the program is an online training activity starting September 2020. At the end of the training, research institutions are expected to consistently contribute their research outputs using the System.

Below are the requirements for the online training:

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The 2020 Joint Research Project Call for Proposals between DOST and the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) of the People’s Republic of China is now open!
In pursuit of cooperation between the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) and the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) of the People’s Republic of China, we are calling for mutually beneficial and collaborative project proposals in any of the following identified priority areas:
1. Health
2. Agriculture
3. Renewable Energy

A total of eight (08) new projects will be approved during this call for proposals. DOST will provide an annual funding of up to Php 8,000,000.00 for each approved research project, while MOST will provide an annual funding of up to RMB 1,000,000.00 for the Chinese counterpart. Each project should have a maximum duration of two (2) years.
For reference, below is the timeline for the 2020 DOST-MOST JRP Call for Proposals:
Deadline for submitting applications: 26 June 2020
Exchange lists of applications that meet the eligibility requirements: By the end of June 2020
Exchange of respective review results: By the end of September 2020
Selection decision and announcement: By the end of October 2020
Start of project: From January 2021 to December 2022
Submission of final reports: Upon completion of each project
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The Department of Science and Technology - Philippine Council for Health Research and Development (DOST-PCHRD) is calling for proposals for 2021-2022 in the following research program areas:
     • Mental Health
     • OMICS Technology for Health
     • Dengue and Other Arboviruses
     • Diagnostics
     • Functional Food
     • Biomedical Engineering and Health Technologies
     • Information and Communication Technology for Health
     • Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation in Health

You may access the materials, including relevant guidelines and forms in this Google Drive link:

Registration for the Researcher Database is already available at the DOST Project Management Information System ( However, submission of research proposals and other requirements will be accessible from April 1, 2020 until April 30, 2020 only.

An instructional video entitled DPMIS Video is also available in the Google Drive folder to assist you. You may also send your inquiries regarding the submission process to the Integrated Management System Team (pmis(a, We will update you should there be any changes in the call details and schedules as the COVID-19 situation unfolds.

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On February 19, 2020, the DOH Drug Treatment and Rehabilitation Center – Dagupan Research Ethics Committee (DOH DTRC Dagupan REC) received the good news of being granted Level 2 Accreditation by the Philippine Health Research Ethics Board thru the Regional Ethics Monitoring Board – 1, valid for 1 year.

Despite being one of the youngest member institutions of the Region 1 Health Research and Development Consortium, who’d became a member on May 2018, the committee which is headed by the Chair, Mr. Eric Vincent R. Maminta thru the help of the Dr. Ronnie Salvador (Chairman of the Research Committee) and with the support of Dr. Delfin Gubatan Jr (Chief of Hospital), managed to establish their own Research Ethics Committee at a short period of time. They initially applied to REMB-1 on April 4, 2019 and after complying with the accreditors’ comments and recommendations, they have been granted the provisional Level 2 accreditation. As Level 2 Accredited, the DOH DTRC Dagupan REC can now review all types of research except clinical trials required for FDA registration of new drugs, and post marketing studies. These may entail more than minimal risk to human participants involved on the research.

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The Department of Science and Technology- Philippine Council for Health Research and Development (DOST-PCHRD) is pleased to announce the call for nominations for the 3rd year implementation of the DOST-PCHRD- Undergraduate Thesis Grant in Natural Products.
The program aims to sustain a research culture in natural products to increase the number of research and later on build a pool of researchers/experts specializing in the field. It supports the Drug Discovery and Development Program of the Department of Science and Technology-Philippine Council for Health Research and Development (DOST-PCHRD) which aims to develop safe, effective and affordable alternative drugs from the country’s natural resources.
The search is open to all undergraduate students of Colleges of Pharmacy, Chemistry, Nursing and Health and Allied Sciences who have thesis proposals on natural products in the current school year. All nominees must submit the following documents to the Region 1 Health Research and Development Consortium (R1HRDC).
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