On August 13, 2021, the Philippine Council for Health Research and Development (PCHRD) and its Mental Health Research Advisory Group launched the manual titled, “Quality Mental Health Research in the Philippines: Conceptualization, Design, and Methods." The purpose of this document is twofold: first, to serve as a working manual to guide mental health researchers in the submission of their proposals to PCHRD and other research organizations and to record the rich discourse on mental health concepts and research framework generated from the write shop conducted last 2020.


The PCHRD is planning to hold dissemination activities in the regions by 2022 to promote the recently-released research manual and to capacitate researchers in the development of mental health proposals for possible funding.


Mental health researchers are invited to participate in the said activity and accomplish the google form link: https://forms.gle/gR6qMscLv4Kwqkad6 on or before 14 January 2022.


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Committed to fulfill its project in capacitating Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) to overcome difficulties in establishing their RECs and to achieve accreditation, the Commission on Higher Education – Regional Office 1 (CHED-RO1) and CHED Office of Planning, Research and Knowledge Management (OPRKM) sponsored an online Basic Research Ethics Training (BRET) on November 15-16, 2021.


A total of 30 participants who are researchers, research advisers, and ethics committee members, attended the said training from ten (10) HEIs offering graduate and health programs. The speakers were Dr. Marita V. Tolentino-Reyes and Dr. Carl Abelardo T. Antonio from the Philippine Health Research Ethics Board (PHREB) – Committee on Information, Dissemination, Training and Advocacy (CIDTA).

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The R1HRDC through the Research Utilization Committee (RUC) conducted an online Training on Writing Effective Policy Briefs on August 24-25, 2021, joined by a total of 34 participant – researchers. Dr. Shiela V. Siar, Director/Manager of Research Information Department – Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS), was tapped as the resource speaker.


The 34 participants are from the different Higher Education Institutions (HEIs), universities, and hospitals in Region 1. They are varieties of new and seasoned researchers in the field of health research.


The topics that were discussed includes: (1) Policy brief and its characteristics; (2) Basic structure of a policy brief; (3) Sources of topics for policy briefs; (4) Preparing a policy brief based on the results of a study or data gathered; and (5) Techniques on how to write clear and concise policy.


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The first ever online celebration of the 14th Philippine National Health Research System (PNHRS) Week with the theme “Health R&D in the New Normal: Moving Towards Universal Health Care”, hosted by the Zamboanga Consortium for Health Research and Development and Philippine Council for Health Research and Development (PCHRD) was participated in by 16 Regional Consortia all over the country on August 9-13, 2021     


Maximizing the benefits of virtual conferences, Satellite Sessions were conducted for 4 days prior to the main event. The South Luzon Cluster concentrated on the theme “Financing for National Health Security and Pandemic Preparedness” on August 3, 2021. The Region 1 HRDC, together with the Cagayan Valley VHRDC, Central Luzon HRDC, and CAR HRDC belonged to the North Luzon Cluster Satellite Session on August 4, 2021 that focused on the thematic area “Strengthening the National Health Research System’s Capacity for Response and Research”. On August 5, 2021 the Visayas Cluster was tasked to roll out topics focusing on the learnings achieved during the COVID-19 with the theme “Enhancing Regional Preparedness for Public Health Emergencies”. The last satellite session on August 6, 2021 which is anchored with the theme “Ensuring Good Governance and Accountability in the New Normal” was handled by Mindanao Cluster.

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