The primary role of the Research Ethics Committee (REC) is to protect the safety, privacy and dignity of patients and/or participants in research at all times. The Committee shall also ensure that research proposals are ethically and scientifically sound, compliant with all applicable legislation and in keeping with the ethos of the Hospital and its Charter. Researchers seeking to carry out research in the Rotunda Hospital must receive written permission from the Research Ethics Committee.
All research proposals must be submitted to the Committee, using the REC Standard Application Form. Applicants should read the accompanying guidance manual before completing the form. Eighteen copies of the completed form, along with 18 copies of any participant information leaflet(s), consent form(s) or other relevant documentation, plus a single copy of the signatory page, should be submitted to the Master’s Office at least ten days prior to the REC meeting date. An electronic copy should also be sent to email@example.com
All applicants should seek the advice of the research officer at the earliest stage of drafting their research proposal. The research officer can help with the application process, and provide assistance with regard to research design, methodology, sample size estimates and statistics.
Link to REC Standard Application Form
Link to REC Guidance Document
Link to REC Signatory Page and Checklist
Link to Participant Information Leaflet Template
Link to Consent Form Template
For more information contact us:
Director of Research and Academic Affairs.
Tel: 01 817 1729
Tel: 01 817 6813