The Bicol Consortium for Health Research and Development (BCHRD) facilitated for the 2nd time Basic Ethics Training  onJune 24 and 25, 2014 at Bicol University College of Nursing Amphitheater, Legazpi City. The goals of the training are: 1) to guide participants on moral dimensions of research; 2) to assist the participants in  reviewing ethical research; 3) to describe the different controls for Ethics in Research, focusing on Institutional Research Ethics Committee and the PHREB; and 4) to motivate participants to adhere and advocate quality ethical research.

The Resource Persons were from the Philippine health Research Ethics Board (PHREB), Dr. Rosario Angeles T. Alora  and Dr. Ricardo Manalastas Jr., Chair of the Sub-committee on trainings and member/trainer respectively. The participants were member-institutions of the BCHRD actively participated in the role-playing, demonstrations and lecture. 

The trained participants will form part of the ERC of BCHRD, Institutional ERC of the BU College of Medicine and of the Bicol Regional Training and Teaching Hospital. Each agency was provided a copy of the 2011 National Ethical Guidelines of PHREB, as reference.

The activity ended with a commitment of adhering to the ethical standard in the conduct and evaluation of researches.