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NIH Guidelines for Conducting Research in the MOH Institutions & Facilities

Draft Versi 2.1 27 August 2007

NIH GUIDELINES FOR CONDUCTING RESEARCH IN THE MOH


INSTITUTIONS AND FACILITIES
This guideline document describes the Ministry of Health (MOH) policies
governing the conduct of research in MOH institutions and facilities. The policy
statements in this guideline are derived from a review of all existing circulars and
web documents issued by the MOH [1-14], though where necessary, the
guideline updates these policies in the light of recent changes in international
practice on research ethics and regulation. The use of information technology to
facilitate the research review and approval process is also included.

# Policy statements
1 All research require prior registration with and approval by the MOH.
All research undertaken by Ministry of Health (MOH) personnel OR conducted in MOH
facilities OR funded by MOH research grant shall require:
a. Prior registration with the National Medical Research Register of the MOH. The
registration is conducted online at www.nmrr.gov.my
b. Prior approval by the MOH, as follows
ƒ Investigator must sign an Investigator Agreement and obtain approval from his or
her Head of Department (Refer template document 1 in Appendix)
ƒ Investigator should then submit the proposed research to the National Institute of
Health (NIH) for review and approval. Submission to NIH is conducted online at
www.nmrr.gov.my
ƒ Successful submission will be granted approval by the NIH in writing in the form of
an Institutional Approval document (Refer template document 2 in Appendix)
ƒ In addition, for research where a party external to the MOH is involved, a formal
research agreement or MOU between the NIH and the external party is also
required (Refer current template Research Agreement or MOU document issued
by the NIH).

2 Research involving human subjects require prior ethics review and approval by
the MOH Research and Ethics Committee (MREC)
ƒ A human subject (in the context of research) is “a living individual about whom an
investigator obtains either data through intervention (eg. Clinical trial) or interaction
(eg questionnaire in health survey) with the individual, or identifiable private
information” [15]
ƒ Submission to MREC for ethics review and approval is conducted online at
www.nmrr.gov.my

3 Research publications
All publications, whether in the form of research reports, journal articles or conference
proceedings, arising of research undertaken by Ministry of Health (MOH) personnel
OR conducted in MOH facilities OR funded by MOH research grant, shall require prior
review by the NIH, and subsequent approval by the Director General of Health

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Reference
1. Surat Pekeliling Ketua Pengarah Kesihatan Malaysia Bil. 2 Tahun 1992.
Pusat Penyerahan Penerbitan Kementerian Kesihatan.
2. Surat Pekeliling Ketua Pengarah Kesihatan Malaysia Bil. 3 Tahun 1992.
menerbitkan prosiding/laporan Seminar dan bengkel Sebagai Isu tambahan
kepada Buletin IMR
3. Surat Pekeliling Ketua Pengarah Kesihatan Malaysia Bil. 5 Tahun 1992.
Pemberian Maklumat dan Data Kementerian Kesihatan
4. Surat Pekeliling Ketua Pengarah Kesihatan Malaysia Bil. 6 Tahun 1993.
Perjanjian Susunan “Authors”
5. Surat Pekeliling Ketua Pengarah Kesihatan Malaysia Bil. 4 Tahun 1994.
Permohoan Menerbit Hasil Penyelidikan
6. Surat Pekeliling Ketua Pengarah Kesihatan Malaysia Bil. 11 Tahun 2001.
Garispanduan Pelaksanaan Penyelidikan di bawah Progarm Latihan
Perubatan 2 July 2002 (119)dlm.KKM/JTP/Jld.15
7. RESEARCH COMMITTEES: http://www.imr.gov.my/researchmgt
8. MANAGEMENT OF RESEARCH IN THE MINISTRY OF HEALTH (MOH):
http://www.imr.gov.my/researchmgt
9. APPLICATION TO CONDUCT RESEARCH USING FACILITIES OF THE
MINISTRY OF HEALTH, MALAYSIA: http://www.imr.gov.my/researchmgt
10. Application for IRPA Research Grants: http://www.imr.gov.my/researchmgt
11. Application for MOH Research Grants: http://www.imr.gov.my/researchmgt
12. PERMISSION TO PUBLISH RESEARCH FINDINGS:
http://www.imr.gov.my/researchmgt
13. Guideline on the Approval of Application to conduct research by local
university undergraduates and postgraduates using Ministry of health
facilities: http://www.imr.gov.my/researchmgt
14. Guidelines for Application to Conduct Drug-Related Clinical Trials in Malaysia
(2nd edition).
15. Code of Federal Regulations. Title 45-Department of Health and Human
Services; Part 46-Protection of Human subjects. Updated 1 Oct 1997.
Available at: www4.law.cornell.edu/cfr

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INVESTIGATOR’S AGREEMENT, HEAD OF DEPARTMENT’S AND INSTITUTIONAL
APPROVAL
PERSETUJUAN PENYELIDIK, PENGESAHAN KETUA JABATAN DAN INSTITUSI

This document is intended for online submission for purpose of formal research review and approval. It is to be used in
lieu of other equivalent manually printed document such as Borang JTP/KKM 1-2 and Borang JTP/KKM 3. After
completing the form below and obtaining the required signatures, please scan this document and submit online.
Dokumen ini adalah untuk penghantaraan atas talian (online) mengikut prosedur rasmi semakan dan persetujuan
penyelidikkan. Borang ini dikeluarkan sebagai gantian dokumen kebenaran manual yang serupa seperti Borang
JTP/KKM 1-2 dan Borang JTP/KKM 3. Selepas melengkapkan borang di bawah dan mendapatkan tanda tangan yang
diperlukan, sila imbaskan dokumen ini dan hantar atas talian.
Research Title:
[Tajuk Penyelidikan]

Protocol Number if available: [Nombor Protokol jika ada]

Investigator agreement [Persetujuan penyelidik]


I have understood the above titled proposed research and I agree to participate in the research as an investigator.
Saya faham cadangan penyelidikan yang bertajuk di atas dan saya bersetuju mengambil bahagian dalam projek
tersebut sebagai penyelidik
Name of Investigator [Nama Penyelidik]
IC number [Nombor KP]
Institution [Institusi]

Signature & Official stamp


[Tandatangan dan Cop Rasmi]

Date [Tarikh]

Head of Department Agreement [Persetujuan Ketua Jabatan]


I agree to allow the above named investigator to conduct or to participate in the above titled research
Saya membenarkan pegawai yang bernama di atas untuk menjadi penyelidik dalam projek penyelidikan tersebut di atas.
Name of Head [Nama Ketua]
Name of Department and Institution
[Jabatan dan Institusi]

Signature & Official stamp


[Tandatangan dan Cop Rasmi]

Date [Tarikh]

Institutional approval [Pengesahan Institusi]


This section maybe omitted if one of the NIH institute is authorized to approve on behalf of institution. Refer NIH for
details [Bahagian ini tidak perlu jika salah satu daripada institusi NIH diberi kuasa pengesahan bagi pihak institusi
tersebut. Rujuk NIH untuk maklumat lanjut]
I agree to allow the investigator(s) named above to conduct or to participate in the above titled research. Where
applicable, I further agree to allow my institution to be one of the sites participating in the research.
Saya membenarkan pegawai yang bernama di atas menjalankan penyelidikan selaku penyelidik dalam projek
penyelidikan tersebut. Jika berkenaan, saya juga membenarkan institusi ini mengambil bahagian dalam projek tersebut.
Name of Director [Nama pengarah]
Name of Institution
[Nama Institusi]

Signature & Official stamp


[Tandatangan dan Cop Rasmi]

Date [Tarikh]
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NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF HEALTH’S APPROVAL FOR CONDUCTING RESEARCH


IN THE MINISTRY OF HEALTH MALAYSIA
PENGESAHAN INSTITUSI PENYELIDIKAN NEGARA UNTUK MENJALANKAN
PENYELIDIKAN DI KEMENTERIAN KESIHATAN

This is an auto computer-generated document. It is issued by one of the research institute under the National
Institutes of Health (NIH). These are the Institute for Medical Research (IMR), Clinical Research Centre
(CRC), Institute of Public Health (IPH), Institute for Health Management (IHM), Institute for Health Systems
Research (IHSR) and Institute for Health Behavioural Research (IHBR).
Dokumen ini adalah cetakan berkomputer. Borang ini dikeluarkan oleh salah satu institusi dibawah National
Institutes of Health (NIH) iaitu Institut Penyelidikan Perubatan (IMR), Pusat Penyelidikan Klinikal (CRC),
Institut Kesihatan Umum (IKU), Institut Pengurusan Kesihatan (IPK), Institut Pengurusan Sistem Kesihatan
(IPSK), Institut Penyelidikan Tingkahlaku Kesihatan (IPTK),

Unique NMRR [NMRR ID field]


Registration ID :
[Nombor Pendaftaran]
Research Title: [Research title field]
[Tajuk]
Protocol Number if [Protocol ID field]
available:
[Nombor Protokol jika
ada]

# Investigator Name Institution Name


[Nama Penyelidik] [Nama Institusi]

1. [Name of investigator field] [Name of institution field]


2. [Name of investigator field] [Name of institution field]
3. [Name of investigator field] [Name of institution field]

I have reviewed the above titled research, and approve of its design and conduct.
Saya telah menyemak kajian yang bertajuk seperti di atas dan meluluskan rekabentuk dan perlaksanaannya.
Name of Director
[Nama pengarah]
NIH Institute (IMR, CRC, IPH, IHM, IHSR
and IHBR)
[Nama institusi di bawah NIH]
Signature & Official stamp
[Tandatangan dan Cop Rasmi]

Date
[Tarikh]