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The Eastern Visayas Health Research and Development Consortium (EVHRDC) effectively demonstrates its goal of attaining its Mission of generating knowledge, innovation technology, products and services in promoting the optimal health of the people in Eastern Visayas. In light with this, DOST-EVHRDC conducted a Call for Proposals for Biotechnological, Biomedical, and Social Science Health Researches, aiming to generate health research proposals that could help address the needs of health systems in Eastern Visayas.

The activity highlighted the discussion on the 2023-2028 RUHRA, which was led by Mr. Leonido P. Olobia (RMC Chair). Afterwards, there were discussions in connection to the “Biotechnological/Biomedical Health Research Topics in the Region” delivered by Dr. Antonio E. Lim, Jr. (RMC Member), the discussion concerning the “Social Health Innovation” delivered by Dr. Meredith Labarda (RMC Member), the presentation on the Regional Research Fund by Dr. Lucia P. Dauz (Consortium Director), a presentation about the Mechanics of the Call for Proposals by Dr. Catalino P. Dotollo, Jr. (RMC Member), the TRB Review of Full-blown proposals by Sr. John Mary S. Fornillos, the discussion about the ERC Review by Mr. Raymond G. Campo (ERC Secretariat), and the 2023 Call for Proposals of the Science for Change Program by Ms. Gwendoline Seno (RRDIC Secretariat).

The focal point of the aforementioned gathering is to discuss and brainstorm together with the stakeholders in order to gather capsule proposals from researchers of EVHRDC’s member institutions, which could possibly be funded through DOST-PCHRD’s Regional Research Fund and DOH Research grant. The submitted capsule proposals will be reviewed by the EVRHDC-RMC. This will be followed by a series of mentoring sessions for the researchers who will qualify for the Full-Blown proposal development. The Full-blown proposals will be further reviewed by the Technical Review Board to be later endorsed to the EVHRDC-Ethics Review Committee for ethical review. Once the researcher surpasses the series of proposal review, the funding process will then commence after the submission of all necessary documentary requirements. This procedure will then be facilitated by the EVHRDC Secretariat.