Laboratory Use Guidelines

1. General Requirements Prior to Use of NIH Laboratory Facilities and Equipment Researchers and research staff should coordinate with NIH administrative personnel prior to initiation of their research. The general requirements are as follows:

a. Submit a copy of your protocol as approved by the College Research Committee or Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research. In the case of non-UP system users, a protocol approved by their Institutional Review Board and to be approved by the NIH Executive Director must be submitted.

Services and Capabilities


The NIH offers research-related capabilities, various services and equipment. A reasonably priced rental fee is collected per equipment used to defray the high cost of equipment maintenance. The facilities are continually being upgraded and a complete and updated list may be obtained from the NIH office.

1. Services


  • Research Ethics
  • Qualitative Health Research
  • Institute and Study Group based courses and workshops


Maintenance of Research Facilities

Maintenance of the facilities will be charged against the Maintenance and Other Operating Expenditures (MOOE) of the Unit/Institute and in the prorated billing of the different research entities for the use of the laboratory facilities and services of the laboratory personnel.

Access to Research Facilities

The principle involved in accessing research facilities of NIH is to optimize the use of common research facilities for the different research entities that will need these facilities. However, development of specialized laboratories would be dependent on specific research agenda and projects.

Final Report Format

The FINAL REPORT should be printed double-spaced on letter-size white paper to be submitted in 2 hard copies, 2 electronic copies and 10 copies of executive summaries with list of stakeholders and addresses for dissemination. The format should be in publishable form that should have the following sections:

Research Utilization

The foremost purpose of health research is to generate knowledge that would be useful in improving the quality of life and upgrading the health care of the Filipino people. For this to be accomplished, research results should be communicated to the appropriate agencies for proper utilization towards better clinical care, formulation of health policies and promoting health programs, and other related purpose.

Conduct of Research

The implementation of a University-funded research project will get support services from the Office of Property and Supply for procurement of supplies and materials; the Budget Office and Cash services for financial processing; OVCR/NIH and College for research facilities.