In light of the need to promote and disseminate the results of the finished researches, the consortium thru the Research Utilization Committee (RUC) joined two different activities of its stakeholders this month of September.

A research caravan was conducted by the University of Northern Philippines (UNP) on September 8, 2019 in collaboration with the Philippine Nurses Association - Ilocos Sur Chapter. The vision and mission of the R1HRDC was presented as well as the findings of the DOST - PCHRD - R1HRDC funded research projects to encourage health professionals especially the nurses to engage in quality health research to improve quality of life.

Another celebration is the 2019 Regional Science and Technology Week (for Region 1) on September 17-20, 2019 held at Centennial Arena, Laoag City, Ilocos Norte with the theme, "Science for the People: Enabling Technologies for Sustainable Development". Spearheaded by the Department of Science and Technology Regional Office 1,

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On August 13-16, 2019, the Region 1 Health Research and Development Consortium (R1HRDC) joined the annual 2019 Philippine National Health Research System (PNHRS) Week Celebration at Limketkai Luxe Hotel, Cagayan de Oro City, Misamis Oriental. With the theme “Achieving Health – Related Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) through Research and Innovation”, the Philippine Council for Health Research and Development (PCHRD) enjoined the different stakeholders from health research, academe, and policy makers to understand each of the sector's goal, to share their best practices as well as experiences in search for a better way to contribute, achieve and sustain health related SDGs.


Satellite Conference: August 13-14, 2019

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The 13th Philippine National Health Research System (PNHRS) Week celebration shall be on August 13-16, 2019 at Limketkai Luxe Hotel, Cagayan de Oro City, with this year's theme: “Achieving Health-related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through Research and Innovation.". 

Everyone is invited to join the celebration.

For more information about the PNHRS Week, please visit or

The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) will celebrate the 2019 National Science and Technology Week (NSTW) on July 17-21, 2019 at the World Trade Center, Pasay City. This aims to highlight the significant contributions of Science and Technology to national development.

With the theme: "Science for the People: Enabling Technologies for Sustainable Development" , the celebration will showcase the latest innovations in technologies, products, and research that can help achieve the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Also, scientific meetings, technical and investment forums, technology demonstrations, and technical tours are lined up as part of this year's NSTW. This event is open to the public and free admission.

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The Regional Ethics Monitoring Board – 1 (REMB – 1), alongside with the Sub Committee on Standards on Accreditation (CSA), evaluated three applications of REC accreditation held last June 3, 2019 at the Mariano Marcos Memorial Hospital and Medical Center, Batac City, Ilocos Norte. The said applications include: (1) DOH Drug Treatment and Rehabilitation Center, Research Ethics Committee in Pangasinan, (2) Lorma Colleges, Research Ethics Committee in La Union and (3) University of Northern Philippines Ethics Review Committee in Ilocos Sur.

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Every year, the Philippine Science High School conducts the National Competitive Examination (NCE), a one-time screening examination to determine the qualifiers for PSHS scholarship.  They are now accepting applicants for this year’s NCE, which will be held on 19 October 2019.


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