NUS Institutional Review Board

NUS-IRB: Overview and History


What we do

The NUS Institutional Review Board (NUS-IRB) was established on 1st September 2003. This Board (also referred to as the Research Ethics Committee in some countries) reviews, approves and monitors the ethical aspects of all NUS research projects that involve human subjects and human tissues/cells/data.

Our main objective is to protect the rights and welfare of human research subjects in research activities conducted by NUS students and researchers.