Translating Research into Highest Quality Patient Care

Research Ethics Framework

All research involving patients, staff, premises, or facilities of NHG institutions and all other institutions under the oversight of NHG Domain Specific Review Board (DSRB) must be reviewed and approved by DSRB prior to initiation. All approved research projects must comply with DSRB requirements as outlined in the NHG DSRB Investigator Manual. The DSRB requirements are based on Declaration of Helsinki and the ethical principles in the Belmont Report. The DSRB requirements are also compliant with the guidelines stipulated by the Bioethics Advisory Committee.

In addition, the DSRB has a number of templates to facilitate researchers in the ethics approval application process, such as templates for 'Participant Information Sheet & Consent Form' and 'Study Protocol'. 

The NHG Investigator Manual, together with many other resources and templates for investigators can be found and downloaded here.