CALL FOR NOMINATIONS TO THE
ALBERTO G. ROMUALDEZ, JR.
OUTSTANDING HEALTH RESEARCH AWARD
The Alberto G. Romualdez, Jr. Outsatnding Health Research Award (AROHRA) encourages researchers to be sensitive to the scientific and technological requirements of the health delivery system and rewards those whose research have contributed significantly to addressing prevalent health issues.
The Award gives recognition to a research program or project that has demonsytrated the link between research and practice through the utilization of research findings in the health delivery system. Given by the Department of Science and Technology-Philippine Council for Health Research and Development (DOST-PCHRD) in cillaboration with the Department of Health (DOH), the award has two (2) categories: Biomedical Research and Health Services Research
1. What can be nominated
Any Health research program or project may be considered for the Award. Work to be nominated may fall under any of two categories: Biomedical Resarch or Health Services Research.
For Biomedical Research, the program or project must be engaged in generating and/or adapting appropriate health technologies tahta ddress specific health problems and emphasize the development of diagnostic tools and techniques, biological (e.g. drugs, vaccines, fucntional foods,etc.), biomedical devices and ICT-based healthcare technologies.
For Health Services Research, the progra, or project must be involved in the organization,administration, operation, utilization and other aspects of hralth services delivery systems that address teh country's social, political, cultural and economic conditions.
2. Who can nominate
Any institution, members of the consortium; scientific technological and professional societies or associations; research institutes; universities and colleges; and individuals may nominate. Self nomination is not allowed.
3. Who can be nominated and what can be a nominated entry
The award is open to a completed research program or project done by Filipino researcher/s. The nominated entry must be done mainly in the Philippines.
For purposes of this Award, aresearch program refers to a group of interrelated or complementing research projects that require an interdisciplinary or multidisciplinary approach to meet established goal/s within a specific time frame, while a research project refers to the basic unit in the investigation of specific research problems with pre-determined objective/s to be acomplished within a specific time frame.
4. How to nominate
Nominations should be made using the prescribed nomination form
. Entries from both conrostium member institutions and non-consortium member institutiosn must be submitted to and endorsed by the Chair of the consortium. Each nomination should include ALL of the following:
a) Write-up on the impact of the project on health delivery, a contextualization of the problem that the project/program seeks to address and a description of the program/project, highlighting how the results were utilized, as well as the benefits derived from their utilization
b) One copy of each of the technical reports and/or publications of the completed projects leading to technology transfer and/or translation to a policy formulation or program invention
c) Statement from the technology user(s) and program end-user
5. Schedule of Selection and Awarding
The award is given every three (3) years
6. Where to send nominations
a) Nominations should be submitted to the MMHRDC secretariat not later than February 28,2020
b) Endorsed entries by the consortium chair should be submitted to DOST-PCHRD by the 1st week of March 2020.
1. Criteria for Selection
Criteria for selection will vary according to category
a) Biomedical Research
a.1 Extent of impact on health/quality of life (50%)
a.2 Economic benefits (30%)
a.3 S&T benefits (20%)
b) Healtn Services Research
b.1 Extent of impact on health/quality of life (60%)
b.2 Economic benefits (30%)
b.3 S&T benefits (10%)
c) Statement from the technology user(s) and program or project end-user describing the contribution of the technology and project or program in improving health delivery
* After the preliminary screening, the judges may ask for additional supporting documents from the nominees
2. Procedure for Selection
a. There will be two (2) levels of selection:
Preliminary Screening anf Final Selection
b. Preliminary Screening:
b.1 Nominations for the Award will be considered by a Screening Committee composed of distinguished scientists and technical experts appointed by the DOST-PCHRD. The Sceening Committee can undertake visits or interview nominees or other concerned individuals to validate statements made in the nomination form.
b.2 The Screening Committee recommends the shortlisted candidates to the Board of Judges for its consideration
c. Final Selection
c.1 The Board of judges reviews the work of short-listed candidates and decides on the awardee for each category based on the set criteria
c.2 In the event that no research program or project sufficiently meets the qualifications for either or both categories, the Board of judges has the prerogative not to give the Award. Nominations will be considered for screening in the next awarding year
c.3 The decision of the Board of Judges is final
The Award consists of a cash prize of Php 500,000 (net of tax) and trophy for winners of each category