The Davao Doctors Hospital (DDH) Institutional Ethics Review Committee (IERC) is an independent body created by the DDH under the umbrella of the Hospital Ethics Committee, whose responsibility is to ensure the protection of the rights, safety and well-being of human subjects involved in health-related research and to provide public assurance of that protection. In accordance with applicable national/internal regulations, the DDH IERC has the authority to approve, require modifications to, or disapprove research protocols and related documents, as well as, ensure compliance with its relevant procedures after approval.
The Davao Doctors Hospital (DDH) Institutional Ethics Review Committee (IERC) is composed of independent professionals from different sectors of the Davao City community. The IERC is an independent, multi-disciplinary and multi-sector grouping of professionals with balance in composition as to male and female, DDH-affiliated and non-affiliated, medical, social scientist, religious and lay members. The members of the Board are appointed by the DDH President & CEO upon the recommendation of the Medical Director. Currently, IERC is composed of 4 DDH-affiliated and 3 non-affiliated members, 3 males and 4 females, 3 in the medical field, a religious and lay members.