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Inaugural Singapore Research Ethics Conference - 01 & 02 Mar 2018


The inaugural Singapore Research Ethics Conference is a collaboration between the National Healthcare Group, National University of Singapore and Singapore Health Services, and will be held on 1 & 2 March 2018 at Academia.

It aims to provide IRB members, IRB administrators, researchers and clinical research professionals with a training platform to share knowledge and best practices in:

  • Research ethics & integrity
  • Human subject protection
  • Regulations for human subject research

This conference will explore the ways in which IRBs and other research oversight systems can ensure adequate protections for subjects, balancing the needs of efficient administration with the requirement to ensure research is conducted responsibly and with integrity.

The Plenary Sessions will address the following:

  1. Balancing research ethics and administrative duties
  2. Data management challenges
  3. Human Biomedical Research Act – Human Biomedical Research Framework
  4. Human Biomedical Research Act – Human Tissue Framework

The Breakout Sessions will consist of the following tracks:

  • Research Ethics and Integrity
  • Clinical Trials & Research Conduct
  • IRB & IRB Administration
  • Quality Management & Training


The conference venue is at Academia, located at 20 College Road, Singapore 169856 (located in Singapore General Hospital Campus).

View the location on Google Maps.

How to Get Here

(A) By Public Transport

Nearest MRT Station: Outram Park

Nearest Bus Stops

Bus Stop Location Bus Numbers
Bus Stop A Jalan Bukit Merah SBS Transit: 147, 196, 197

SMRT: 167, 961

Bus Stop B Kampong Bahru Road SBS Transit: 124, 143, 147, 166, 196, 197

SMRT: 61,167,961

Bus Stop C New Bridge Road Bus Terminal SBS Transit: 2, 12, 54, 62, 103, 174, 196

SMRT: 61, 190, 520, 961

Bus Stop D Before Outram Road SBS Transit: 124, 143, 147, 166, 197

SMRT: 61, 961

Bus Stop E Along Outram Road SBS Transit: 33, 63

SMRT: 75, 851, 970

The SGH shuttle service operates from Monday to Friday (8.00 am to 7.00 pm) and is available from the following bus-stops:

  • Bus-stop opposite Outram Park MRT station (East-West Line) along Outram Road
  • Bus-stop outside Outram Park MRT station (North-East Line) along Eu Tong Sen Street

Alight at the Singapore National Eye Centre (SNEC) and cross the road to Academia.

The shuttle service operates from Monday to Friday, 8.00 am to 7.00 pm.

(B) By car

There is no car park in Academia.

Parking is available at Car Park H, located at MacAlister Road, behind the College of Medicine Building (Ministry of Health). Alternatively, you may park your car at the National Heart Centre, 5 Hospital Drive (opposite SGH Block 4).

Please refer to the map above for the various car park locations.

(C) By taxi
Take a taxi to 20 College Road, Singapore 169856 (located in Singapore General Hospital Campus).




Time Details
8:30 – 9:00am Welcome Address
9:00 – 10:30am Plenary 1 – Balancing Research Ethics and Administrative Duties
10:30 - 11:00am


11:00-12:30pm Plenary 2 – Data Management Challenges (including confidentiality – PDPA)
12:30 - 1:30pm


Research Ethics & Integrity Clinical Trials / Research Conduct IRB & IRB Administration
1:30pm –3pm Breakout 1 Breakout 2 Breakout 3
Session Topic

(2 to 3 Speakers)

Race, Culture Ethnicity and Research: Challenges and Opportunities Clinical Trials – Health Products Act/HSA/ ICHGCP Addendum The Role of the IRB
3:30 -5:00pm Breakout 4 Breakout 5 Breakout 6
Session Topic

(2 to 3 Speakers)

Social, Behavioural, and Educational Research Industry-sponsored Trials/ Investigator Initiated Research Sharing of best practices among IRBs


Time Details
8:00-9:00am Keynote Address
Research Ethics & Integrity Clinical Trials / Research Conduct Quality Management & Training
9:00-10:30am Breakout 7 Breakout 8 Breakout 9
Session Topic

(2 to 3 Speakers)

Ethical trial design Training and Development for Clinical Research Professionals Risk Assessment & Monitoring
10:30 - 11:00am


11:00 – 12:30pm Breakout 10 Breakout 11 Breakout 12
Session Topic

(2 to 3 Speakers)

Research Integrity / Responsible Conduct of Research New approaches to consent Quality Management (Quality assurance and improvement)
12:30 - 1:30pm


1:30 – 3:30pm Plenary 3 HBRA

Reflections on the transition

Panel Discussion with IRB Chairs, Principal Persons in Charge & Regulators.

3:30 – 4:00pm


4:00 - 5:30pm Plenary 4 – HBRA Tissue Framework


We will be updating information about our Speakers soon.


Registration Fees
$100 (inclusive of 7% GST) includes conference materials, coffee/tea/refreshments, and lunches. The fee is the same whether you attend one or both days of the conference. Please note that this registration page is for the main conference only.


Registration Deadline
Payment should have been made by 15 Feb 2018.


Once you complete the registration process, please pay on our secure online payment portal using Visa or MasterCard. You will receive an email confirming registration shortly after payment. For convenience, we highly recommend you pay online via credit card. If you do not have a credit card and wish to pay by cheque, please email us before registering.


Group Bookings
Please email us for more information before registering.


Cancellations & Refunds
Please notify us of any cancellations by 1 Feb 2018. Refunds are at the discretion of the Conference Organizers.

The above is the same content as on the clinical conference registration page (and it should be formatted in the same way for consistency) except that the dates are different. The words "email us" on the Payment and Group Bookings sections should be a link to send an email to Devi (vdevi@nus.edu.sg)

Contact Us

If you have any queries about the conference, please contact the Conference Secretariat:

Miss Devi Veeramah
DID: +65-6601 1209
Email: medvdsk@nus.edu.sg

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