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Different Domains & Contact Info

DSRB - Introduction

The Domain Specific Review Board (DSRB)

The NHG Domain Specific Review Board (DSRB) is an independent committee constituted of medical, scientific and nonscientific members. DSRB’s responsibility is to ensure the protection of the rights, safety, and well-being of human subjects involved in a research study by reviewing, approving, and providing continuing review of research studies, protocols and amendments, and of the methods and materials to be used in obtaining and documenting informed consent of the research subjects.

The DSRB is empowered by the NHG Group CEO, to review research involving patients, staff, premises, or facilities of NHG institutions and all other institutions under its oversight. Other officials of institutions which conduct research under the oversight of NHG DSRB may not override the decision of DSRB (or REC, where applicable).

The Six Domains
Currently, there are five Biomedical Domains (A-E) based on broad but related disease groupings, and a Population Health Domain (F). Each Board is constituted in compliance with the Singapore Guideline for Good Clinical Practice. This arrangement ensures that more appropriate expertise can be concentrated within each Domain to assess the scientific and ethical merits of the protocols submitted for ethics review.




The DSRB specialties are as follows:


NOTE: For Allied Health, Nursing & Para-clinical research protocols, please select the most appropriate Domain according to the main disease type/condition being studied.



For any further queries, please contact the DSRB via the contact list below.

Domain Specific Review Board (DSRB)
c/o National Healthcare Group, NHG Group Research
Nexus @One-North (South Tower), No. 3 Fusionopolis Link, #03-08, Singapore 138543
DSRB Hotline: (65) 6471 3266; Fax : (65) 6496 6257
( Download DSRB Secretariat Contact List here )