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Biosafety in Research - A 10 Year Journey
by Ms Cindy Goh, Assistant Director, SingHealth Office of Biosafety

In SingHealth, an overarching Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) provides biosafety oversight for all research premises in SingHealth through a standardized research protocol review process. SingHealth Office of Biosafety (OoB) which was set up in 2009 under the leadership of Dr Ling Ai Ee, first and former Chairman of IBC, to ensure research compliance to the Biological Agents and Toxins Act and the Guidelines for Research using Genetically Modified Organisms.


Throughout the past 10 years in OoB, we have improved many of our work processes to make the IBC application a pleasant experience for researchers. We have also embarked on our eLearning journey, harmonized safety training with local universities and made safety training mandatory for all researchers in SingHealth.

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