The SUTD Institutional Review Board (SUTD-IRB) was established on 1st October 2012. Our main objective is to protect the rights and welfare of human research subjects in research activities conducted by SUTD students and researchers.

This is an independent committee constituted of scientific and non-scientific members, whose responsibility is to ensure the protection of the rights, safety, and well-being of human subjects involved in a research study. The committee reviews and approves research studies that involve human subjects as well as provide continuing review of research studies, including protocol amendments.

Kindly note that for the time being, SUTD-IRB will only review social, behavioural and educational research. For biomedical research, SUTD staff is asked to partner a clinician/ medical staff affiliated with a medical institution with which an IRB review of the biomedical research could be conducted.