A1. For Outside Researchers who wish to conduct their study at Western Visayas Medical Center (WVMC) kindly send a LETTER OF INTENT first addressed to the Medical Center Chief and wait for the RERC Secretariat to contact you.

Please address your intent letter to:


         Medical Center Chief II

         Western Visayas Medical Center

         Q. Abeto St., Mandurriao, Iloilo City

You may email it with signature via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

A2. For WVMC Residents, Personnel and Outside Researchers that are contacted by the RERC Secretariat,

To submit for RERC INITIAL REVIEW please for the instructions below:

Please prepare the following RERC Requirements:

  1. Protocol Submission Checklist*
  2. Application for Protocol Review*
  3. Protocol Summary Sheet*
  4. WHO Informed Consent Form Template and other ICFs* (if applicable)
  5. Technical Review Committee
  6. Department Endorsement (for WVMC Residents and Personnel Only)

*These documents can be downloaded below

**This document can be downloaded thru this link

If documents are complete, please provide 3 hardcopies of your protocol package and submit it to the Office of the Research Ethics Review Committee, Room 14, 3rd Floor, Tresma Building, Tresmavica Business Park (formerly Sta. Isabel International School) Q. Abeto St. Mandurriao, Iloilo City, softcopy with Esignature (if possible) must be sent to this email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and please take note of the Order of the documents inside your folder.

  1. Protocol Submission Checklist
  2. Application for Protocol Review
  3. Protocol Summary Sheet
  4. Technical Review Committee
  5. Department Endorsement Letter
  6. Full Protocol (Chapter 1-Appendices)

Order of Appendices

  • Dummy Tables
  • Data Gathering Instrument/Tool
  • Informed Consent (If Applicable)
  • GANTT chart
  • Budget
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Other related Documents


Deadline of Submission: Every 2nd Wednesday of the Month

Expedited Review: 2nd Friday of the Next Month

Full Board: 3rd Friday of the Next Month