SGH Research Office (formerly known as Division of Research) was established in 2001, incorporating and expanding the role of the former Research Committee. The Research Office, through its Research Secretariat, serves as a one-stop centre/clearing house for all research-related matters including assisting investigators in their grant submissions during national competitive funding exercises and organizing various training and development programs to meet the specific needs of researchers and trainees alike. The Research Office also maintains a central registry of all staff research projects and scholarly publications.
As a member institution of SingHealth, all research activities at SGH are conducted in accordance with the SingHealth Research Governance.
SGH has been granted Federalwide Assurance (FWA) approval by OHRP on 7th September 2004. Our FWA registration number is FWA00018996.
All SGH activities related to US federally conducted or supported human subject research will comply with the Terms of the Federalwide Assurance (FWA) for International (Non-US.) Institutions as stated in the US Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS) website.
To collate, review and coordinate all hospital-wide grant submissions and enquiries during external grant exercises
To coordinate the submission of required reports (like progress and final reports) and documents (like grants variations, grant rollovers, specific enquiries of investigators) to the grant agencies
To compile and update research outcomes of the Hospital for the Senior Management
To maintain and update the Hospital's research registry
To facilitate and organize informal interactions to promote research collaborations amongst clinical divisions
To communicate and assist on matters concerning external research awards (e.g. National Science and Technology Awards) and fellowship submissions (e.g. NMRC Medical Research Training Fellowship)
To organize and conduct relevant research education and training
To maintain and update the Research Calendar that broadcasts research related events like seminars and workshops