26 NOV 2021 - CIRB Researcher Handbook
Have a research proposal in mind, but not sure where to begin? The handbook serves as a “one-stop center” to provide you with all the necessary information that guides you through the entire process till approval.
Click here to download a copy.
JUL 2021 - Human Subject Research Start-Up Course
The Human Subject Research Start-Up course is intended for Investigators, Researchers and any individual intending to conduct or be involved in Clinical Research involving human subjects. It will equip learners with essential information and key elements to plan start-up, carry out pre-study activities and initiate a Human Subject Research successfully. After completing the course, learners will be able to download a certificate of completion. The self-registration course can be accessed from the SingHealth eLearning portal by clicking here.
This course is optional but strongly encouraged for all researchers involved in a Human Subject Research.
19 MAR 2021: Update on iSHaRe
15 FEB 2021: Revised CIRB Review Fees and Renewal Fee for Industry Sponsored Studies
With effect from 1 April 2021, CIRB review fee will be revised. In addition, renewal fee will be applied to Study Renewal Report Form and Study Reactivation Report Form received from 1 April 2021 onwards. Click
here for more details.
15 SEP 2020 : CIRB Updates
The updates include:
- Reporting Timeline for Protocol Deviation and Non-compliance- Removal of requirement to submit translated documents
- Revised Participant Information Sheet and Consent Form Template- Additional/Extra Human Tissue Collection
here for more details.
27 MAY 2020 : HBRA Updates
SingHealth's Office of Research Integrity and Compliance (ORIC) has released guidance documents on
de-identification and obtaining
remote consent. Click on the links to find out more.
19 MAY 2020 : CIRB Updates
The updates include:- Study Closure for Exemption Study- Assessment of the Suitability of the Research Site by Department Representative/HOD and Institution Representative- Revamped Participant Information Sheet and Consent Form Template- iSHaRe Enhancement – Form Changes- Updated Reporting Requirement and Timeline for Serious Adverse Events (SAE)- Study Expiry Reminder Notifications- Removal of Version Date and Version Number from Attachment Upload Component on iSHaRe
here for details.
28 APR 2020 : Submissions and notifications during COVID-19 Situation
Additional questions and clarifications have been added to the CIRB Updates released on 7 April 2020.
7 APR 2020 : Submissions and notifications during COVID-19 Situation
The CIRB Updates provide important clarification on CIRB’s requirements on the following during COVID-19 situation:
- Changes to the research protocol that require CIRB’s review and approval prior to implementation.- The reporting of Protocol Deviation/Non-compliance and Local Serious Adverse Event.
24 MAR 2020 : Duke-NUS & SingHealth Collaborative Research Ethics Review
- NUS has appointed SingHealth Centralised Institutional Review Board (CIRB) for ethics review on collaborative research with SingHealth Institution(s) where Duke-NUS is involved.- With effect from 1 April 2020, new collaborative studies that involve Duke-NUS and SingHealth Institutions can be submitted to CIRB. The lead PI can be from Duke-NUS or SingHealth Institution.- The details can be found in the
FAQ: Duke-NUS & SingHealth Collaborative Research Ethics Review document. Researchers should follow the guidance provided.
13 FEB 2020 : Reminder to complete Human Biomedical Research Act (HBRA) eLearning
Researchers are reminded to self-register and complete the HBRA Essentials eLearning course on the SingHealth eLearning catalogue
here by 1 April 2020.
An updated section (mandatory for HBR studies and Tissue Banking) has been added to the course. Researchers working with HBR and Tissues from 1 November 2019 are to complete this section.