Institutional Review Board

Institutional Review Board (IRB) protects the rights and welfare of individuals participating in research conducted by the university.

The IRB is an independent committee, comprising of scientific and non-scientific members, that reviews and approves research studies involving human subjects and protocol amendments.

CITI Certification

All researchers, including faculty, students and industry partners, are required to be certified by the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI). CITI Program is US-based organisation, dedicated to promoting the public’s trust in the research enterprise by providing high quality, peer-reviewed, web-based educational courses in research, ethics, regulatory oversight, responsible conduct of research, research administration, and other topics pertinent to the interests of member organisations and individual learners.

Through these trainings, researchers will ensure that all human biomedical research carried out follows the law and principles of good clinical practice relating to ethics, science, information, health and safety of participants, adhering to Singapore’s Human Biomedical Research Act (HBRA). This will ensure that research protocols are conducted with integrity, and of reliable quality, such that the health, welfare and safety of research participants remain paramount consideration at all times.

Researchers will also be taught on the principles of data protection, focusing on the healthcare-related privacy, information security requirements, the educational records and data-related requirements, which also complies to Singapore’s Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA), Researchers will ensure both the rights of individuals to protect their personal data, including rights of access and correction, and the needs of organisations to collect, use or disclose personal data for legitimate and reasonable purposes.

Contact Us

To find out more about our research practices or provide feedback on any of our research projects, please email us at irb@singaporetech.edu.sg.