Translating Research into Highest Quality Patient Care

Research Participant Information & Rights

At NHG, we are committed to the safety and welfare of our research participants. We have set up a robust human research protection programme to safeguard your rights as a research participant. Knowing your rights allows you to participate more fully in research that can contribute to quality patient care.


  • You have the right to receive as much information regarding the nature and purpose of the research you are involved in. This includes information such as the procedure(s), the drug(s) and device(s) involved in the research and at the same time, know what are the potential risks and benefits encompassing the research.
  • You have the right to be informed of the avenues of medical treatment that is available should you encounter any complications as a result of the research.
  • You have the right to ask questions pertaining to the research or the procedures involved.
  • You have the right to know that you can withdraw from the study at any time even after you have signed the informed consent document, without adversely affecting your relationship with the researcher.
  • You have the right to make an informed decision regarding your participation in any research without force, fraud, deceit, coercion, duress or undue influence.


We are an AAHRPP Accredited Organisation

National Healthcare Group Institutions, National University Hospital System (NUHS), and Khoo Teck Puat Hospital (KTPH) are accredited by the Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Program (AAHRPP).


AAHRPP is an established organisation that promotes accreditation as a way to improve the quality of research and protect research participants.

To earn its accreditation, NHG, NUHS and KTPH underwent a rigorous evaluation process, including a thorough site visit by experts in human research protection. AAHRPP-accredited organisations also have systems in place to monitor the well-being of research participants. Research participants can also trust that the researchers will put their safety and well-being above all else. To keep its accreditation, the institutions submit annual reports to AAHRPP and must undergo site visits at scheduled intervals.

For more information on accreditation, please refer to the AAHRPP website.