- DOST Joins the 10th National Biotechnology Week Celebration
- Call for Nominations for the 2015 Best Mentor in Health Research Award
- Balik Scientist Conducts Scientific Writeshop to R7 Health Researchers
- First PHREB National Conference and 14th FERCAP International Conference
- Lacson Speaks for 8th PNHRS Week
The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) celebrates the 10th National Biotechnology Week (NBW) on 24-29 November 2014.
The NBW celebration is annually celebrated by the DOST together with the Department of Education (DepEd), the Department of Health (DOH), the Department of Agriculture (DA), the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), and the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) to promote safe and responsible use of modern biotechnology and its products as one of the several means to achieve and sustain food security, equitable access to health services, sustainable and safe environment.
The Central Visayas Consortium for Health Research and Development (CVCHRD) is currently accepting nominations for the 2015 Best Mentor in Health Research Award.
The Best Mentor in Health Research Award aims to recognize excellence in mentorship that instills passion among researchers resulting to enhanced relevance and productivity in health research. It also aims to reward mentors who have built the capacities of researchers in the health sector which led to significant advances in the Philippine National Health Research System (PNHRS) thrusts as identified in the National Unified Health Research Agenda (NUHRA).
Dr. Geroncio Fajardo, a Balik-Scientist from Scottdale, Georgia, held the “Successful Scientific Writing: Strategies and Practical Examples in Writing Up and Publishing Data” on October 23-24, 2014 at the DOST 7 Conference Room, Sudlon, Lahug, Cebu City. This was attended by health researchers in the region.
Dr. Fajardo discussed the topics on the section of a scientific article, writing an abstract, submitting an abstract online, writing a manuscript and submitting a manuscript to a target journal during the two-day workshop. Health researchers had a thorough and active learning on how to prepare research manuscripts for publication to a target journal. Abstracts and manuscripts were also critiqued to offer a real-time demonstration on how to submit a paper online. Dr. Fajardo also addressed reviewer’s comments and how to respond to them.
The Philippine Council for Health Research and Development (PCHRD) through the Philippine Health Research Ethics Board (PHREB) encourages ethics review committees and researchers to join the 14th Forum for Ethical Review Committees in Asia and the Western Pacific (FERCAP) and 1st Philippine Health Research Ethics Board (PHREB) National Forum on November 23-26, 2014 at the Taal Vista Hotel, Tagaytay City.
With the theme “Embedding Ethics in National Health Research Systems”, the conference aims to provide a forum for various sectors to discuss leading concepts, current initiatives, and successful models of ethical infrastructures embedded in national health research systems through the use of multidisciplinary/ interdisciplinary approaches and paradigms.
Health Research and Development Information Network (HERDIN) database is the national health research repository of the Philippines.
The Philippine Health Research Registry (PHRR) is a publicly accessible database of all health researches and clinical trials being conducted in the country.
A system that geographically represents ovicidal indices of all public schools throughout the Philippines using the google map overlay.
Drug Discovery Research Database is a website for research project monitoring of basic sciences with the aim of finding drug candidates from the Philippines with potential therapeutic activity.