The Region 1 Health Research and Development Consortium thru the Research Utilization Committee (RUC) will be holding the annual R1HRDC Regional Research Conference on May 16, 2019, at Northwestern University Laoag City, wherein researchers, clinicians, educators, and students convene to share knowledge and experiences in the field of health research. With this year's theme


all health researchers (students and professionals) can now submit their abstract of the completed research paper in line with the priority health research agenda (NUHRA and RUHRA). Deadline of submission will be on April 5, 2019, which includes the following:


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Call for Research Proposals

Calling the attention of all researchers!

The Region 1 Health Research and Development Consortium – Research Management Committee is now accepting capsule proposals for possible funding in line with the below listed research agenda.



  1. Responsive Health Systems
  2. Research to Enhance and Extend Healthy Lives
  3. Holistic Approaches to Health and Wellness
  4. Health Resiliency
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The R1HRDC Capacity Building Committee (CBC) launched its MEGA TRAINING PROGRAM which was primarily envisioned to enhance the capacity of R1HRDC to come up with better health researches which will strengthen the knowledge and delivery of health services pertaining to two (2) pressing health issues/concern identified in the region: Teenage Pregnancy and Mental Health. Also, it aimed to support the capability of researchers to conduct the whole cycle of research activity from inception to utilization of the intended beneficiaries of the results of the research activity. This program was divided into three (3) phases, whereby, the Phase 1, “Development of Research Proposals”, was conducted on December 17-18, 2018 at El Cielito Hotel, Baguio City and was participated in by 28 researchers in the region.

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DOST-PCHRD Undergraduate Thesis Grant in Natural Products



A. Two (2) thesis proposals will be selected per region who will receive a grant amounting to a maximum of Fifty Thousand Pesos (Php 50,000.00).

B. A Memorandum of Agreement will be signed between the students, adviser, head of institution, and DOST-PCHRD.

C. The thesis fund will be deposited to the bank account of the thesis adviser and will be liquidated with corresponding receipts after completion of the study.

D. The grant must be expended based on the approved line item budget.



All undergraduate students of Pharmacy, Chemistry, Nursing and Health, and Allied Sciences who have thesis proposals on natural products may apply. The proposed thesis study must use plants indigenous in the region. The project must be completed a year after receiving the grant.



Applicants should submit the following documents to the Region 1 Health Research and Development Consortium (R1HRDC):

A. Duly accomplished prescribed research proposal form with college seal

B. Endorsement letter from the institution signed by the head of the university college dean

C. Soft copy of the proposal (MS Word Format)

D. Hard copy of the proposal using A4 paper

E. Certificate of plant authentication

F. Appropriate

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 Establishing ERC and SOP Writing Training

The Region 1 Health Research and Development Consortium (R1HRDC) Ethics Research Committee in cooperation with the Regional Ethics Monitoring Board 1 (REMB-1) spearheaded the Orientation on How to Establish ERC and SOP Writing Training and Workshop on November 8-9, 2018 at Mariano Marcos Memorial Hospital and Medical Center, Batac City, Ilocos Norte. The activity aimed to educate the participants about the importance of ethics in research, give key points on how to establish their own ERC, and to teach them how to develop their ERC’s own Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) which is one of the major requirement when applying for accreditation. It was led by the region's very able speakers who are expert in the field of ethics, Dr. Maria Paz Virginia K. Otayza, Dr. Michael Martin Baccay, Prof. Ryan Dean Sucgang and Dr. Mayrose L. Quezon.


On the first day of the training, Dr. Otayza tackled topics on the importa

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