Research Ethics Review Board

The Chinese General Hospital and Medical Center (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.


We shall train; develop team of dedicated, competent, and compassionate house staff. 

We shall foster education, training, clinical research, and continuing professional growth and development of the medical staff.

We shall utilize state-of-the-art web based information and communications technology in acquiring global information on the latest medical practice and research.

We shall foster exchange of knowledge, skills, and experience with other institutions.


Center of excellence in medical education, trainings, and research. 

Contact Information

Research Ethics Review Board
Tel. No.: (02) 8711 4141 local 418

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