International Training


The Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (RITM) in collaboration with the University of the East Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center (UERMMMC) Graduate School is the WHO-TDR Regional Training Center for Good Health Research Practices for the Western Pacific Region.

The Philippines RTC aims to build capacity among researchers in the region in good health research practices, through the development and implementation of short courses in the areas of good clinical practices; proposal, protocol and scientific manuscript writing; good clinical laboratory practices; biosafety; ethics committee operations; and effective project planning and evaluation.

These courses are the institution’s contribution to the long-term goal of increased ability of disease endemic countries to access grants and improve quality of research and competitiveness. It is also a move towards an established global network with high-quality training courses and a resource center for TDR research training activities.

Schedule: September 27 to 29, 2017
Government: PHP 6,300
Private: PHP 6,800
Maximum No. of Participants: 20

Effective Project Planning and Evaluation
Postponed for 2017
Maximum No. of Participants: 20

Good Clinical Laboratory Practices
Next Schedule: 2018
Government: PHP 5,200
Private: PHP 5,700
Maximum No. of Participants: 20

Good Clinical Practices
Next Schedule: 2018
Maximum No. of Participants: 20

Grant Proposal and Protocol Writing
Schedule: October 16-20, 2017
Maximum No. of Participants: 12
Deadline of Application: September 15, 2017

Research Ethics for Ethics Committee Operations
Schedule: November 9-10, 2017
Government: PHP 6,800
Private: PHP 7,200
Maximum No. of Participants: 15

Scientific Manuscript Writing
Schedule: September 18 to 22, 2017 (rescheduled to either last week of November or 1st week of December 2017)
Maximum No. of Participants: 12
Extended Deadline of Application: September 29, 2017

You may download Application Form here.
For more information, please contact WHO-RTC Office at