HBR Guidelines

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 HBR Guidelines for Download

1) Please read the Submission Instructions before proceeding. The review process can be found here.

2) These guidelines are subject to changes as the Human Biomedical Research Act is implemented in phases.

3) The guidelines are in Microsoft Word format.

4) 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: https://webvpn.nus.edu.sg/dana-na/auth/url_52/welcome.cgi  






Submission Instructions
NUS Code and Procedures on Research Integrity
Research Data Management Policy - Revised on 20 Nov 2021
Research Data Management Policy FAQ - NewDownload
DPRT Circular on CITI Training
Conflict of Interest

Determination of HBR / HTF

HBR Self-Checklist for PI - Revised
HTF Self-Checklist for PI - New
Type of Review 
Exempt and Expedited Review - Revised on 28 Dec 2021
E-Declarations (Commercial Cell Lines and Human Biological Materials excluding Human Tissue Only) Revised on 1 Mar 2021
Informed Consent


Participant Information Sheet & Consent Form - Revised
Parental / Guardian Consent - Revised Download 
Guide on Taking HBRA Appropriate Consent - NewDownload
Recruitment Materials


Research Involving Tissues


Blood Collection
Extracted Teeth
Tissue Banking
Research Compliance Guidelines and Policies
MOH Guidelines Prohibition Against Commercial Trading of Human Tissue 

Please click here for the HBR forms.

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

For non-NUS researchers, please contact irb@nus.edu.sg.

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