BND Human Subjects Committee Named

BND Human Subjects Committee was recently named by the president of the Society. These individuals have sound educational qualifications and training on the bioethics of research.

Reynaldo Tesoro - Chairperson
MA Health Social Science

Alfie Custodio
MA Economics

Ramonette Gervacio
MA Sociology

The committee is formally designated to approve, monitor, and review biomedical and behavioral research involving humans with the aim to protect the rights and welfare of the research subjects.

The purpose of an committee review is to assure, both in advance and by periodic review, that appropriate steps are taken to protect the rights and welfare of humans participating as subjects in a research study. To accomplish this purpose, the committee reviews research protocols and related materials (e.g., informed consent documents and investigator brochures) to ensure protection of the rights and welfare of human subjects of research. The chief objectives of every committee protocol review are to assess the scientific merit of the research and its methods, to promote fully informed and voluntary participation by prospective subjects who are themselves capable of making such choices (or, if that is not possible, informed permission given by a suitable proxy) and to maximize the safety of subjects once they are enrolled in the project.