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Standing Databases

The National Healthcare Group (NHG) Research Data Oversight Committee (RDOC) provides oversight of cluster-wide policies and procedures on the use, management and security of research data. The Committee makes recommendations for the improvement of research data management practices to ensure compliance with legislations, in particular the Human Biomedical Research Act (HBRA), and the Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA) and Healthtech Instruction Manual (HIM).

With effect from 01 August 2020, all NHG Standing Database applications will be routed for final approval by the NHG Research Data Oversight Committee (RDOC). Please note that you should only proceed with your standing database activities after receiving the RDOC approval letter.

For NHG Standing Databases Only

Standing Database Online System (SDB Online System)
Launched in September 2021, the NHG Standing Database Online System is an online portal for NHG Custodians to submit their SDB applications to RDOC.
The SDB Online System can be accessed here (requires intranet access) 
You may refer to the following SDB Online System User Guides and application form:

  1. Custodian User Guide
  2. Department Representative (DR) / Institution Representative (IR) User Guide
  3. Sample Standing Databases Application form

Fig. 1 – NHG Standing Database Approval Process

For Non-NHG Standing Databases, please click here for more information.


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