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virology laboratory

Requested from PCHRD by j. de guzman at 04:14 PM on Oct 28, 2020.
Purpose: architectural thesis
Date of Coverage: 01/01/2016 - 10/19/2020
Tracking no: #PCHRD-830813404622

de guzman 04:14 PM, Oct 28, 2020

Hi! i would like to request for information regarding:

1. design standards for laboratory. 
2. design standards for virology laboratory
3. space requirements of the laboratories for virology

October 30, 2020

Dear Jessica,


Thank you for your request dated Oct 28, 2020 under Executive Order No. 2 (s. 2016) on Freedom of Information in the Executive Branch.

You requested for information on virology laboratory.

The Philippine Council for Health Research and Development (PCHRD) is one of the sectoral funding agencies of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) that provides R&D funding for research institutions in the Philippines. PCHRD funds research proposals that are aligned with the National Unified Health Research Agenda (NUHRA) and Harmonized National Research and Development Agenda (HRNDA). 

While our aim is to provide information whenever possible, in this instance PCHRD does not have some of the information you have requested. However, you may wish to contact the Industrial Technology Development Institute (ITDI) of DOST at, or resubmit your request addressed to then on the eFOI portal at The establishment of the proposed Virology Institute of the Philippines will be under DOST-ITDI.

*space requirements of the laboratories for virology 
Please note that there are different biosafety levels for laboratories such as level 1, 2,3 and 4. The area, design and components of proposed laboratories will be aligned to national and international biosafety guidelines depending on the required biosafety level. You may coordinate with the National Committee on Biosafety of the Philippines ( regarding biosafety manuals. 
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Thank you.

Renzell Parino
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