Type of Protocol Review Fee (Initial) Renewal
Sponsor initiated protocols
  • Full board: Maximum of Php 50,000.00
  • Php 10,000.00
  • Expedited: Maximum of Php 30,000.00
  • Php 5,000.00
Protocols from professional researchers (e.g., researchers from the academe, consultants affiliated to recognized local and international organizations, etc.)
  • Full board: Maximum of Php 10,000.00
  • Php 5,000.00
  • Expedited: Maximum of Php 5,000.00
  • Php 2,500.00
Protocols from trainees such as: hospital fellows, residents, graduate and undergraduate students For trainees of the home institution, no fees shall be charged. For trainees of other institution, the following fees shall apply:
  • Undergraduate students whether full board or expedited: Max. of Php 1,000.00
  • Fellows, residents and graduate students: Max. of Php 5,000.00
  • Php 500.00
  • Php 2,500.00


The IRB shall collect an additional minimum fee of  Php 1,000.00 or higher (depending on the bulk of papers) for the printing of online submitted documents ( initial review and post-approval documents ) especially to those researchers who cannot come physically to the IRB for the submission of hard copies.

The following rates are based on the Department of Health Administrative Order: 2017-0265.