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SCMC-AEI Ethics Review Commitee SOP

The SCMC-AEI Ethics Review Committee is responsible for ensuring the protection of the rights, safety and welfare of study participants and the whole community. It provides ethical reviews for all clinical, operational and policy research projects in the Philippines, based on ocal and international standards and guidelines.

Established in 2002, the committee has reviewed over 100 researches – both sponsored clinical trials and investigator-initiated researches. 11 years later, it expanded its scope by reviewing health policies and operational studies.

As its sets its sight on creating a more independent, diverse and well-rounded committee, Asian Eye partnered with St. Frances Cabrini Medical Center (SCMC), an accredited third level referral hospital in Sto. Tomas, Batangas that specializes in cancer and organ transplant services. This partnership allows both institutions to review researches that concern overall health.

In March 2016, the SCMC-AEI Ethics Review Committee was granted Level 3 Accreditation by the Philippine Health Research Ethics Board (PHREB). PHREB develops standards and guidelines to ensure
that ethics review committees are efficient and effective.


In the next five (5) years, SCMC-AEI ERC will be a reviewer of clinical, operational and policy studies in the Philippines


We deliver to all stakeholders a standard of ethical review that is based on national and international ethical standards and guidelines protecting the welfare of Filipino and regional patients.

Click “SCMC-AEI Ethics Review Committee SOP” for more information about submission procedures and requirements. You may also get in touch with Ma. Juliet Falguera through scmcaeierc@gmail.com or 898-2020 local 865.

For more information, you may click these files:

ERC Flow Chart
Organizational Structure