Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) are the step-by-step description of the different procedures done to accomplish the objectives of an identified activity. They guide Ethics Review Committees (ERCs) in ensuring consistency, transparency, and quality assurance in ethical review. They should be simple and easy to follow instructions. Operationally, the question is “How does the ERC do this particular activity efficiently?”
This Workbook is intended for ERCs who are planning to develop their SOPs. It was developed from the materials used by the Philippine Health Research Ethics Board (PHREB) in its conduct of SOP seminar-workshops.
The Workbook begins with an outline of SOP groupings. The different SOPs are presented in a template format which is suggested for easy reference.
In this workbook, there are 21 SOPs which are organized into ten major groupings. This system of organizing SOPs need not be used by all ERCs. For example, in ERCs with limited activities, a straightforward listing of SOPs may suffice and be simpler to use.
Please click on the link below to access/download the PHREB SOP Workbook:
NOTE: Please acknowledge PHREB as reference for your ERC SOP manual.