We wish to inform you that as of 30 November 2020, the management and administration of the National Health Research Database (NHRD) transitioned from the Health Systems Trust (HST) to the National Department of Health (NDoH). The NHRD handover to the NDoH is now complete and the new NHRD URL and Helpdesk support function e-mail address is as follows:

  • To access the NHRD please use:
  • For any queries relating to applications made through the NHRD please contact your local PHRC using the details on the Resources page
We kindly request that this information be communicated to all relevant stakeholders.

"Supporting and Strengthening the National and Provincial Health Research & Ethics Committees of South Africa"

The National Health Research Database (NHRD) serves as a repository of health-related research which has been and is currently being conducted in South Africa. As such, it is a useful tool for monitoring and managing health research for both the National Health Research Committee, Provincial Health Research Committees and Research Ethics Committees across South Africa more

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