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Standing Databases

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 by your ID. 


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 ID.

For NHG Standing Databases that had previously acknowledge by DSRB via ROAM and foresee that these Standing Databases will continue beyond 2023 may opt to apply thru the SDB Online System. 

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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