IRB Alerts

The NUS-IRB publishes IRB Alerts from time to time to notify researchers of changes in policies and international research news. 
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News Alert 1: International Research News 8 August 2008
News Alert 2: International Research News 10 March 2009
News Alert 3: Implementation of e-Declaration for commercial cell lines 2 Jun 2009
News Alert 4: Use of Deception in Research 20 August 2009
News Alert 5: Implementation of Mandatory CITI Training for Biomedical Researchers 30 December 2009
News Alert 6: International Research News 9 April 2010
News Alert 7: International Research News 5 May 2010
News Alert 8: International Research News 8 October 2010
News Alert 9: Reciprocity Agreements with DSRB and CIRB 11 March 2011
News Alert 10: NUS-IRB's Research Ethics Consultation Services 12 July 2011
News Alert 11: Research Using Cadaveric Tissue 13 May 2013
News Alert 12: Use of Lucky Draws for Research Recruitment 4 July 2013
News Alert 13: NUS-Institutional Review Board's New Website 9 October 2013
News Alert 14: Update on the Collaborative Institutional Training Program (CITI) in NUS 20 June 2014
News Alert 15: Closure of NUS-IRB Office from 6 - 10 July 2015 16 June 2015
News Alert 16: Renewal of Cooperative Agreement with NHG DSRB 14 January 2016
News Alert 17: Closure of NUS-IRB Office from 15 - 19 February 2016 29 January 2016
News Alert 18: New Guidelines on "Changes to Review Categories" 2 June 2016
News Alert 19: Revised Guidelines on "Ethics Review of Student Research Involving Human Subjects" 16 June 2016
News Alert 20: NUS-IRB's Revised Forms and Guidelines for Social Behavioural and Educational Research and Amendments to Ethics Review of Student Research 16 December 2016
News Alert 21: Revised Guidelines on E-Declaration Guidelines and Form (for Commercial Cell Lines and Biological Materials), and International Research News 1 February 2017
News Alert 22: Minor Revision to SBER Guidelines for IRB Exemption Form and NUS-IRB Review Timelines for New Applications and Protocol Amendments 28 August 2017
News Alert 23:End of Transitional Period for HBR framework, Revised IRB Application Form and Guidelines for HBR, Implementation of Validity Period for IRB-approved Studies from 1 Nov 2018 2 November 2018
News Alert 24:Faculty Research Can be Reviewed by DERC, New Forms and Guidelines on Serious Adverse Events, Non-Compliance/Deviation and (Un)Expected Events, Extension of CITI Certificate Expiration Period from 3 to 5 Years, Updates on NUS-IRB Requirements for Study Classification7 June 2019