Translating Research into Highest Quality Patient Care

DSRB Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)



Section A - General FAQs


(A1) I'm doing a simple survey! Do I need ethics approval?


(A2) Do I need to pay for the ethics review of my application?


(A3) What if I am part of a multi-center study in Singapore and the PI of this study is from SingHealth?


(A4) What if the study PI or collaborators are from Nanyang Technological University (NTU)?


(A5) What if the study PI or collaborators are from NUS?


(A6) What sort of communications can I expect from the DSRB after the submission of my application?


(A7) When can I start my study?


You may refer to the responses to the General FAQs here.

 

 

Section B - DSRB Application Form FAQs


(B1) Should I submit an Exempt or Non Exempt DSRB Application Form?


(B2) Section E1: Who should be responsible for the payment and compensation of injury or illness arising from participation of subjects in the study?


(B3) Section F8: What details should I provide about the experimental design and procedures of my research study?


(B4) Section F9: I am doing a pilot study and there is no sample size calculation. Does DSRB need any further information?


(B5) Section F19: Is it mandatory to take informed consent from all subjects? Can I apply for a waiver? What if my research study involves both prospective recruitment of subjects and a retrospective medical records review?


(B6) Section P1: When should the consent process take place with the potential subject?


(B7) Section P2: Where should the consent process take place with the potential subject?


(B8) Section P4: How should the consent process be conducted to minimize the possibility of coercion or undue influence?


(B9) Section Q: Does my research study qualify for a waiver of consent?


(B10) Section R: How should I store the research data to protect its confidentiality?


You may refer to responses to the DSRB Application Form FAQs here.