SBER Forms

Important Notice: From 1 Dec 2020, all submissions (new application, protocol amendment, renewal, closure, incident) to NUS-IRB must be submitted through the iRIMS-IRB.

List of SBER Forms for Download

1) Please read Submission Instructions and Guidelines for help with filling in the forms.

) The forms are in Microsoft Word format.

3) Please note that all forms and guidelines are only accessible via NUS network for NUS staff and students. If you are off-campus, please connect to VPN first before accessing the the files. VPN link:  

4) With effect from 1 June 2019, researchers conducting minimal risk Social, Behavioural and Educational Research (SBER) research that qualifies for an IRB Exemption, may be reviewed by a Departmental Ethics Review Committee (DERC). Researchers requiring an urgent review are advised to consult/ channel their SBER Exemption applications to the DERCs for review. Please see our News Alerts #26 and #24, and DERC homepage.

For New Applications
Full / Expedited / Exemption Review
For Approved Protocols




Protocol Amendment Form
Study Status Report
Protocol Non-Compliance/ Deviation Form iRIMS-IRB 
Guidelines on Protocol Non-Compliance/ Deviation Form - RevisedDownload 
Report of Expected/ Unexpected Events iRIMS-IRB 
Guidelines on Expected/ Unexpected Events - Revised  Download 
HOD Assessment Form


Please email all forms / reports to


Note: Guidelines and Forms are accessible to NUS researchers only. 

For non-NUS researchers, please contact