Research Ethics Review Board
The Chinese General Hospital and Medical Center Research Ethics Review Board (CGHMC RERB) started last 2004 as an Ethics Committee headed by Dr. Antonio Periquet. In 2011, Chinese General Hospital and Medical Center Institutional Review Board (CGHMC IRB) was established and
chaired by Dr. Leonor Cabral-Lim. Its function is to review and document approvals of all clinical researches conducted at the Chinese General Hospital and Medical Center. Four years later, the IRB was renamed to the Chinese General Hospital and Medical Center Research Ethics Review Board (CGHMC RERB).
The CGHMC RERB review researches conducted by hospital and medical staff, residents, fellows-in-training of the Chinese General Hospital and Medical Center (CGHMC) and also industry-sponsored clinical trials by principal investigators who are consultants of
CGHMC. The CGHMC RERB is an independent body under the Department of Medical Education and Research (DMER). Its main responsibility is to safeguard the rights, safety, and well-being of human participants involved in health-related research and to provide
public assurance of that protection. It operates in accordance with national and/or local regulations as well as with ICH- Good Clinical Practices (GCPs) guidelines.
The CGHMC has been granted Level III Ethics Review Committee Accreditation effective February 2016 until 2019 and has been re-accredited and granted Level III Ethics Review Committee effective June 1, 2019 until June 30, 2023.
The CGHMC RERB was granted recognition by the Strategic Initiative for Developing Capacity in Ethical Review Forum for Ethical Review Committees in the Asian and Western Pacific Region (SIDCER-FERCAP) on November 24, 2015 in Nagasaki, Japan. SIDCER-
FERCAP renewed its recognition to CGHMC at Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Taoyuan, Taiwan last November 21, 2018. The CGHMC RERB is also one of the members of the Philippine Health Research Ethics Network (PHREN) since 2017.
Chinese General Hospital and Medical Center Research Ethics Review Board for the year 2024.
The following have been appointed members of the Chinese General Hospital and Medical Center Research Ethics Review Board for the year 2024.
Bernice Ong-Dela Cruz, MD
John Noel Chan, MD
Mary Ann Go,MD
Allen Andrew Sy, MD
Cherri Rachel Yarisantos, MD
Cherrie Clemente, M.D.
Sammy Cunanan, MD
Zolina Cruz, MD
The Chinese General Hospital and Medical Center Research Ethics Review Board is organized and operates according to ICH GCP and applicable laws and regulations.