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Research Data Management

Research Data Management
In accordance with the Human Biomedical Research Act (HBRA) Section 27, every person who has obtained individually identifiable information or human biological material for the purposes of human biomedical research must take all reasonable steps and safeguards as may be necessary, including rendering information or material non identifiable, to protect such information or material against accidental or unlawful loss, modification or destruction, or unauthorised access, disclosure, copying, use or modification.

About the NHG Research Data Policy
The Research Data Policy provides the framework for governing research data to ensure compliance with the HBRA, Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA), Healthtech Instruction Manual (HIM), IHiS policies and all other relevant regulations.

Get a copy of the NHG Research Data Policy here (NHG Intranet access required). 

Who should know?
All NHG staff involved in handling any NHG research data.


Research Data Secretariat 
The NHG Research Data Secretariat (RDS) provides support to the NHG Principal Person-In-Charge (PIC) to oversee cluster policies and procedures on the use and management of research data. Research Data Working Committee (RDWC) will work with the RDS to make recommendations for the improvement of research data management practices to ensure compliance with legislations, in particular the HBRA, the PDPA and HIM.


(a) Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA) 
(b) REDCap
(c) NHG Research Data Guidance Document (NHG Intranet access required)
(d) PDPC Guide to Basic Data Anonymisation Techniques
(e) List of NHG DPO and DP Offices (NHG Intranet access required)
(f) Healthtech Instruction Manual (HIM) 


NHG Standing Database
With effect from 01 August 2020, all NHG Standing Database applications will be routed to the NHG Research Data Institutional Deputies (IDs) for approval. Please note that you should only proceed with your standing database activities after receiving approval from your ID.

For information on NHG Standing Databases requirements, please see here


Contact Us 
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