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Ethics Review Committee

Room 105, 1st Floor

St. Martin de Porres Building

University of Santo Tomas,

España Boulevard, Manila, Philippines 1015

Tel Nos.      (+632) 4061611 loc. 8362

Telefax       (+632) 7315738

E-mail          erc-nursing@ust.edu.ph

Ethics Review Committee (ERC)

 

Review Types

 

The ERC offers review services for the following: 

  • UST-Affiliated, Investigator-initiated researches for faculty, undergrad or post-grad level

  • UST-Affiliated, externally-funded or sponsored researches (initial & continuing review)

  • Non-Affiliated, Investigator-initiated researches for faculty, undergrad or post-grad level

  • Non-Affiliated, externally-funded or sponsored researches (initial & continuing review)

Please note that there are corresponding fees for every review level. Kindly contact the committee for inquiries. 

Requirements

 

All research studies applying for ethics review in the College of Nursing must submit the following documents and use the templates provided (see Forms).

  1. Curriculum Vitae of the Researchers
    Complete name of the researchers, titles, institutional affiliations

  2. Research Proposal containing the following:

  • Brief background of the study

  • Rationale of the study

  • Significance of the study

  • Brief literature review indicating:

- Results of animal/human studies

- Known risks of procedures

- Known benefits of procedures

- Known adverse effects of drugs/procedures

  • Objectives of the study

  • Statement of any risks to the participants (physical or emotional)

  • Statement of benefits of the study to the participants/community

  • Recruitment of participants:

- Recruitment procedures

- Inclusion and/or Exclusion criteria

  • Methods

- Type of study design

- Setting of the study

- Data collection procedures

  • Informed Consent

- Participation information

- Sample consent form

  • Adherence to Ethical Principles in research (Confidentiality, Privacy, Justice)

  • Describe any conflict of interest

- Full disclosure of any potential sources of conflict of interest

- Full disclosure of publication rights

- Amount and method of reimbursement of study-related expenses of the participants

  • Vulnerable subjects involved in the study

Description of who may give consent

  • Risks

- Provision of management of any risks related to the study

- Guidelines on the cessation of the study (temporary or mandatory) if harmful effects are shown at any time given during the study

  • Guarantee of medical care/indemnification of study participants in case of study-related injuries

  • List of references (Follow the APA 5th Edition guidelines)

  • Tentative working budget proposal

 

 

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