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About Us

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We are group of researchers, educators and research administrators who believe in the importance of the Responsible Conduct of Research. Having been trained by the ASEAN Young Scientist Network, we are reaching out to researchers in Singapore to impress upon the key to generate significant and trustworthy scientific findings.

The Research Integrity Group is Endorsed by SIRION which comprises A*STAR, NTU, NUS, SIT, SMU, SUSS, SUTD, NHG, NUHS, and SingHealth.

Our Team


Germaine Foo

Germaine is the Head of SMU Human Research Protection Program (HRPP). She has more than 10 years of advocating ethical academic research. Driven by her belief that creditable research is one that is conducted with high integrity and ethics, she strives to equip young researchers with the knowledge and power to conduct research in a responsible manner.


Lisa Winstanley

Lisa Winstanley is an Assistant Professor in the School of Art Design and Media. For over a decade she worked internationally as a design educator, scholar and creative practitioner. Lisa’s research reviews the intersections between ethical and collaborative design practices and pedagogies, though the lens of design for change. She is interested in investigating multidisciplinary collaborations which allow designers to work together with society, to produce life-centric design solutions for society. Her research reviews what tools can help facilitate such collaborations and what systems need to be in place for effective and meaningful collaboration to transpire. In short, Lisa’s work investigates how we can leverage design ethically and collaboratively for the benefit of our society. Research Integrity is a key aspect of her scholarly and creative practice.

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Lai Chunying

As a research administrator who have worked on Research integrity outreach initiatives and part of the team supporting Research Integrity that oversees the training compliance of Faculty, Research Staff and Students, Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee that oversees all research involving animals and Institutional Review Board that oversees all research involving human participants in the university. I feel more emphasis should be given to the responsible conduct of research itself. We hope to train the young researchers to be advocates of RCR in their field of work.


Phua Yi Xian Philip

Philip is a final year PhD Candidate at the National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University. His research interests include Sports Marketing, sponsorship, and sports gambling. As a junior researcher, Philip believes research integrity is a cornerstone of all research activities, and should be at the forefront of all decision making processes in the industry.


Shermaine Eng

Shermaine did her doctorate studies in A*STAR Institute of Medical Biology and is currently a part of the Planning & Operations team in the A*STAR Skin Research Labs (A*SRL) and Skin Research Institute of Singapore (SRIS). Her interest in strategic planning and scientific compliance drew her to the ASEAN Responsible Conduct of Research Project. She hopes that the upcoming local workshops will be helpful for the participants as they navigate their research journey.  


Yeo Shu Ling, Nicole

I am trained as a cancer biologist, having done research for close to a decade. However, I have come to appreciate that being educated in the area of performing honest, reliable, reproducible and responsible research is equally, if not more, important than being taught the techniques of research. Scientific breakthroughs have the  potential to have such great impact on mankind. However, we have also seen how much damage a fabricated or falsified (either intentionally or otherwise) dataset can have on medical advancements. 


In my role in the Research Compliance and Integrity Office, I strive to educate researchers in NUS on what Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) is, and how to become a responsible researcher.


In time to come, I hope for all individuals conducting research in Singapore to be familiar with the concepts of RCR, which would benefit not only the research community but the general population as well. 

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