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Duke-NUS Departmental Ethics Review Committee

Duke-NUS Departmental Ethics Review Committee (Duke-NUS DERC) was set up to expedite the approval process for educational research that qualifies for exemption. Duke-NUS Faculty who is conducting educational research that qualifies for an Exemption may be reviewed and approved by the DERC. This applies to social, behavioural and educational research (SBER) that is of minimal risk, but excludes any human biomedical research (HBR) that falls within section 3 of the Human Biomedical Research Act (HBRA). As part of the review process, the DERC will determine whether the research can be exempted or referred to the NUS Institutional Review Board (NUS-IRB) for review based on the risk to the research participants.
 

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Download Application Forms

Submit the duly completed forms (with any communications with CIRB if applicable) to the Duke-NUS DERC Secretariat at derc.education@duke-nus.edu.sg

  1. Duke-NUS SBER Application Form
  2. Participation Information Sheet & Consent Form
  3. List of Co-Investigator Forms (where applicable)
For more information,

Please contact Ms Tey Siang Fang (Secretariat) at derc.education@duke-nus.edu.sg