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1Chicken Soup for the Busy Coordinator (July 2010)Minimum Training and Minimum Requirements for InvestigatorsThe NHG Research and Development Office (RDO)and the Domain Specific Review Boards (DSRB) areproud to announce the launch of the B2BResearch OnlineApplication & Review System - a paperless ethicsapplication and review system.By 1st February 2008, this user-friendly system will be in placedto allow researchers to submit their research protocols ONLINE for ethics review.
2Minimum RequirementsMinimum Requirements for being a Principal InvestigatorFor Minimal Risk Studies – For proposals that qualify for expedited / exempt review, the PI should at least be:Clinician – registered medical practitionerNursing – registered nurseAllied Health Staff – registered allied health professionalFor Greater than Minimal Risk Studies – For proposals that do not qualify for expedited / exempt review, the PI should at least be:Clinician – associate consultant & aboveNursing – SSN and must have an Associate Consultant & above on the research team.Allied Health Staff – senior therapist / pharmacist and must have an Associate Consultant & above on the research team.
3DSRB Minimum Training for Investigators Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI)A web based training program on the protection of human research subjects in research.The compulsory minimum training requirement for all Principal Investigators and Co-Investigators.Singapore Guideline for Good Clinical Practice (SGGCP)Principal Investigators and Co-Investigators who have completed the SGGCP course conducted by NUS do not need to complete the CITI program.The SGGCP course may be used as an alternate minimum requirement.
4Continuing education Proper Conduct of Research Courses (by NHG RDO) Courses are designed to provide fundamental understanding of the right way to carry out research.Cover the principles of the NHG PCR and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and key regulations and guidelines applicable to clinical research.The Proper Conduct of Research Online will be launched soon. More information will be provided in August-September.Clinical Research Coordinators Society (CRCS) ForumsRegular forums (3x a year) organized by the Clinical Research Coordinators Society.The forums are meant to provide an interactive platform for coordinators to discuss issues such as challenges in obtaining informed consent, legal and ethical implications of research conduct, and provide information on developments and changes in the industry.
5Continuing educationSingapore Clinical Research Professionals (CRP) ForumsA forum made up of both industry and hospital-wide clinical research professionals.A platform for sharing and exchanging ideas about good practices and trends in research, industry-related news and a leading resource for information.More information may be found atYou may click on the icon to view the NHG RDO 2010 Training Calendar.
6For Feedback or Suggestion ReferencesSingapore Good Clinical Practice: Section 4NHG Investigator Manual: Section 9B2B research Website:Training and EducationFor Feedback or SuggestionClinical Research Coordinator Societyc/o Research & Development Office6 Commonwealth Lane#04-01/02 GMTI BuildingSingapore