Dear NHRD User
The National Health Research Database (NHRD) Version 2 has now been updated. While we have anticipated every possible challenge during this transition, if you are experiencing any glitches with your application, please bear with us.

Please note the following:
  • When logging onto your profile, please use the email address linked to your username and not the username as done previously.
  • You can now use the same password or alternatively click on "Forgot Password" to change it.
  • If you receive an error message at any time during the process, please contact the helpdesk on and we will address the issue concerned. Please also take a screenshot.
  • Kindly refer to the Help and Support tab to access user manuals for the updated application process

"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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