Clinical Ethics Network + Research Ethics Support (CENTRES)

CENTRES is based at the Centre for Biomedical Ethics at the National University of Singapore and has been operating since 2009. CENTRES is a networking and training platform to enhance capabilities in ethics committees work in Singapore. Initially the focus was on the clinical ethics and the work of clinical ethics committees. CENTRES remit has since been expanded to include research ethics and transplant ethics, especially for institutional review boards and transplant ethics committees.

We offer training programmes in clinical, research and transplant ethics through our activities, which include:

  • Regular workshops and talks on topics relevant to network members
  • Two annual international conferences – one on clinical ethics and another on research ethics
  • Blended courses (online modules + face-to-face practicums) in clinical and research ethics
  • Periodic email and website updates with resources relevant to network members