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Research Ethics Committees Ireland

NOTE 1: Research ethics committees marked with a red star (*) have been recognised by the Department of Health and Children under Regulation 7 of the European Communities (Clinical Trials on Medicinal Products for Human Use) Regulations 2004.

More details about applying for ethical review of clinical trials of medicinal products, as well as the meeting dates for each of the recognised research ethics committees are provided here...

NOTE 2: In the interest of protecting individuals from e-mail spam, contact e-mail addresses have been posted with 'at' instead of @ (e.g., info'at'bioethics.ie). To use the addresses, simply replace 'at' with @.

NOTE 3: This is a list of contact information for research ethics committees which gave us permission to provide their contacts. It is not a complete list of research ethics committees in Ireland.


Hospital Research Ethics Committees

*Beaumont Hospital Ethics (Medical Research)   Committee

Chairperson: Professor Gerry McElvaney
Secretary:      Ms Gillian Vale

Beaumont Hospital
Beaumont
Dublin 9

Contact: Ms Gillian Vale
tel:01 8092680
website: click here
e-mail:gvale'at'rcsi.ie gillianvale'at'beaumont.ie

Bon Secours Research Ethics Sub-Committee

Chairperson: Sr Jacinta McGrath
Secretary:     Rev Prof David Smith

Bon Secours Hospital
Glasnevin
Dublin 9

Contact: Sr Jacinta McGrath
tel: 086 606 9959
e-mail: srjmcgrath'at'eircom.net

Contact: Prof David Smith
tel: 086 8221894
e-mail: ddsmith'at'eircom.net /davsmith'at'rcsi.ie

Cappagh National Orthopaedic Hospital Research Ethics Committee

Chairperson: Professor John O'Byrne
Secretary:     Mr Gordon Dunne

Cappagh National Orthopaedic Hospital
Finglas
Dublin 11

Contact: Mr Gordon Dunne
tel: 01 8140400
fax: 01 8140327
e-mail: gordon.dunne'at'cappagh.ie

*Clinical Research Ethics Committee of the Cork Teaching Hospitals

Chairperson: Dr Michael Hyland
Secretary:     Ms Leona Heaphy

1st Floor
Lancaster Hall
6 Little Hanover Street
Cork

Contact: Ms Leona Heaphy
tel: 021 4901901
fax: 021 4901919
e-mail: crec'at'ucc.ie

*Galway Regional Hospitals Research Ethics Committee

Chairperson: Dr Shaun O'Keeffe
Secretary:     Ms Colette Collins

Unit 4
Merlin Park Hospital
Galway

Contact: Ms Colette Collins
tel: 091 775022
fax: 091 770515
e-mail: Colette.Collins'at'hse.ie

HSE Beechpark Services for Children with an Autistic Spectrum Disorder/ Linn Dara Child & Adolescent Mental Health Services Research Ethics Committee

Chairperson: Dr Paula Dillon 
Secretary:     Ms Grainne Bray

HSE Child and Adolescent Mental
Health Service
Bryan S Ryan Building
Main Road
Tallaght
Dublin 24

Contact: Ms Grainne Bray
tel: 01 46 32210
e-mail:  grainne.bray'at'hse.ie

Contact: Dr Paula Dillon 
tel: 01 6275298
e-mail:  paula.dillon'at'hse.ie

HSE Midland Area Research Ethics Committee

Chairperson: Dr Una Fallon
Secretary:     Mr Paul Marsden

Department of Public Health
HSE-MA Central Office
Arden Road
Tullamore
Co Offaly

Contact: Dr Una Fallon
tel: 057 9359894
fax: 057 9359906
e-mail: unab.fallon'at'hse.ie

*HSE Mid-Western Area Research Ethics Committee

Chairperson: Ms Marie Hickey Dwyer
Secretary:     Ms Marina Rankin

Mid-Western Regional Hospital Complex
Research Ethics Committee
Risk Management Department
Limerick Regional Hospital
Dooradoyle
Limerick

Contact:  Ms Marina Rankin
tel: 061 482358
fax: 061 482920
e-mail: marina.rankin'at'hse.ie

*HSE North Eastern Area Research Ethics Committee

Chairperson: Dr Brendan MacMahon
Secretary:

HSE North Eastern Area
ResearchEthicsCommittee
Area Office
Dublin Road
Kells
Co Meath

Contact: Ms Eimear Dowling
tel: 046 9280541
fax: 0469249825
email: eimear.dowling'at'maile.hse.ie

*HSE South-Eastern Area Research Ethics Committee

Chairperson: Dr Paula Lane
Coordinator: Ms Caroline Lamb

Research Ethics Committee Office
Old School of Nursing
Waterford Regional Hospital
Dunmore Road
Waterford

Ms Caroline Lamb / Ms Anne Cottrell
tel: 051 842391 / 842026
fax: 051 848890
e-mail: Caroline.Lamb2'at'hse.ie / Anne.Cottrell'at'maila.hse.ie

James Connolly Memorial Hospital Research Ethics Committees

Chairperson: Dr John Faul
Secretary:     Dr Eamon Lean

James Connolly Memorial Hospital
Blanchardstown
Dublin 15

Contact:
tel: 01 6465352
fax: 01 8203565
e-mail: respcmb'at'iol.ie

Letterkenny General Hospital Research Ethics Committee

Chairperson: Mr Sean Murphy
Secretary:     Ms Aisling McDonald

Letterkenny General Hospital
Letterkenny
Co Donegal

Contact: Ms Aisling McDonald
tel: 07491 23501
fax: 07491 22824
e-mail: aisling.mcdonald'at'mailb.hse.ie

*Mater Misericordiae University Hospital and Mater Private Hospital Research Ethics Committee

Chairperson: Dr Malcolm Kell
Secretary:     Ms Sarah O'Neill

Mater Misericordiae University Hospital
Eccles St
Dublin 7

Contact: Ms Sarah O'Neill
tel: 01 8032971
fax: 01 8034792
e-mail: soneill'at'mater.ie

Mayo General Hospital Research Ethics Committee

Chairperson: Mr Kevin Barry
Secretary:     Ms Mary Hegarty

Mayo General Hospital
Castlebar
Co Mayo

Contact: Ms Mary Hegarty
tel: 094 9021733
fax: 094 9021454
e-mail: marychegarty'at'hse.ie

Naas General Hospital Research Ethics Committee

Chairperson: Mr Michael Knowles
Secretary:     Ms Alexandria Collins

Naas General Hospital
Naas
Co Kildare

Contact: Mr Michael Knowles
tel: 045 849511
fax: 045 849617
e-mail: michael.knowles'at'mailm.hse.ie

*National Maternity Hospital Research Ethics Committee

Chairperson: Dr John Murphy
Secretary:     Ms Angela Gargan

National Maternity Hospital
Holles St.
Dublin 2

Contact: Ms Angela Gargan
tel: 01 6373358
fax: 01 6373366
e-mail: agargan'at'nmh.ie / ethicsresearch'at'nmh.ie

National Rehabilitation Hospital

Chairperson: Mr Kieran Fleck, SC
Secretary:     Ms Nuala Murphy

National Rehabilitation Hospital
Rochestown Ave
Dun Laoghaire
Co. Dublin

Contact: Ms Nuala Murphy

tel: 01 2355237
fax: 01 2352110
e-mail: nuala.murphy'at'nrh.ie

*Our Lady's Children's Hospital Research Ethics Committee

Chairperson: Professor Andrew Green
Secretary:     Ms Claire Rice

The Ethics (Medical Research) Committee Office
1st Floor, Convent Building
Our Lady's Children's Hospital
Crumlin
Dublin 12

Ms Claire Rice / Ms Marie Leonard
tel: 01 4096307 / 4096243
fax: 01 4558873
e-mail: ethics.committee'at'olhsc.ie/ claire.rice'at'olhsc.ie / marie.leonard'at'olhsc.ie

The Rotunda Hospital Research Ethics Committee

Chairperson: Professor Tom Clarke
Secretary:     Ms Mary O' Grady

The Rotunda Hospital
Parnell Street
Dublin 1

Contact: Ms Mary O' Grady
tel: 01 8171731
fax: 01 8730932
e-mail: mogrady'at'rotunda.ie

Royal Victoria Eye & Ear Hospital Research Ethics Committee

Chairperson: Ms Maresa Durcan
Secretary:     Ms Patricia Conn

Royal Victoria Eye & Ear Hospital
Research Ethics Committee
Adelaide Rd
Dublin 2

Contact: Ms Patricia Conn
tel: 01 6644600
fax: 01 6761858
e-mail: patricia.conn'at'rveeh.ie

Stewarts Hospital Research Ethics Committee

Chairperon: Mr Michael Green
Secretary:  Ms Susan Lehane

Stewarts Hospital Services Ltd.
Assessment Clinic
Palmerstown
Dublin 20

Contact: Ms Susan Lehane
tel: 01 6261707
fax: 01 6264444
e-mail: susanlehane'at'stewartshospital.com

*SJH/AMNCH Research Ethics Committee

Chairperson: Dr Ray McDermott
Secretary:     Mr Dan Lynch

Tallaght Hospital
Dublin 24

Contact: Mr Dan Lynch / Ms Ursula Ryan
tel: 01 4142860 / 4142342
fax: 01 4142371
e-mail:dan.lynch'at'amnch.ie/ ursula.ryan'at'amnch.ie

St. Luke's Hospital Research Ethics Committee

Chairperson:    Dr Sheelah Ryan
Administrator:  Ms Valerie Owens

St. Luke's Hospital
Highfield Road
Rathgar
Dublin 6

Contact: Ms Valerie Owens
tel: 01 4065226
fax: 01 4974886
e-mail: valerie.owens'at'slh.ie

St. Patrick's Hospital Research Ethics Committee

Chairperson: The Very Reverend Dermot Dunne
Secretary:     Professor James V Lucey

St. Patrick's Hospital
James' St.
Dublin 8

Contact:
tel: 01 2493200
fax: 01 2493417
e-mail: jbraddock'at'stpatsmail.com

*St. Vincent's Healthcare Group Ethics and Medical Research Committee

Chairperson: Dr Brian Kirby
Secretary:     Ms Joan McDonnell

Ethics Office
Education and Research Centre
St Vincent's University Hospital
Elm Park
Dublin 4

Contact: Ms Joan McDonnell / Ms Anna Brennan
tel: 01 2774117
fax: 01 2214428
e-mail:joan.mcdonnell'at'ucd.ie/ anna.brennan'at'ucd.ie

St Vincent's Hospital, Fairview Research Ethics Committee

Chairperson: Mr Edward Byrne

St Vincent's Hospital
Richmond Road
Fairview
Dublin 3

Contact: Mr Edward Byrne
tel: 01 8842436
fax: 01 8370801
e-mail: nedbyrne'at'svhf.ie

*Sligo General Hospital Research Ethics Committee

Chairperson: Dr John Williams
Secretary:     Ms Mette Jensen Kavanagh

Sligo General Hospital
Level 6
The Mall
Co Sligo

Contact: Ms Mette Jensen Kavanagh
tel: 071 9171111 ext 4204
fax: 071 9174645
website: click here
e-mail:  mette.jensen'at'hse.ie

South Infirmary-Victoria Hospital Research Ethics Committee

Chairperson:
Secretary:     Mr Gerard O'Callaghan

South Infirmary-Victoria Hospital
Old Blackrock Rd
Cork

Contact:
tel: 021 4926169
fax: 021 4310153
e-mail: ceo'at'sivh.ie

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Third Level Institution Research Ethics Committees

Dublin City University Research Ethics Committee

Chairperson: Dr Donal O'Mathuna
Secretary:     Dr Declan Raftery

Office of the Vice President for Research
Invent Building
Dublin City University
Dublin 9

Contact: Ms Fiona Brennan
tel: 01 7007816
e-mail: fiona.brennan'at'dcu.ie

Dublin Institute of Technology Research Ethics Committee

Chairperson: Dr Jacinta Browne
Secretary:     Ms Raffaella Salvante

Office of Graduate Studies
Dublin Institute of Technology
143-149 Rathmines Road
Dublin 6

Ms Raffaella Salvante
tel: 01 4027529
fax: 01 4023431
e-mail: raffaella.salvante'at'dit.ie

Mater Dei Institute of Education Research Ethics Committee

Chairperson: Dr Alan J Kearns 
Secretary:     Ms Brid Leahy

Mater Dei Institute of Education
Clonliffe Road
Dublin 3

Contact: Ms Brid Leahy
tel: 01 8376027
fax: 01 8370776
e-mail: brid.leahy'at'materdei.dcu.ie

NUI Galway Research Ethics Committee

Chairperson: Dr Saoirse Nic Gabhainn
Secretary:     Fiona Burns (acting)

Office of the Vice-President for Research
IT Building
NUI Galway

Contact: Ms Fiona Burns
tel: 091 492034
fax: 091 494591
e-mail: fiona.burns'at'nuigalway.ie

NUI Maynooth Research Ethics Committee

Chairperson: Dr Raymond O'Neill
Secretary:     Dr Carol Barrett

Research & Graduate Studies Office
NUI Maynooth
Maynooth
Co. Kildare

Contact:
tel: 01 7086412
e-mail: pgdean'at'nuim.ie

Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) Research Ethics Committee

Chairperson: Professor David Smith (Acting)
Convenor:     Ms Stephanie O'Connor

The Research Office
121 St Stephen's Green
Dublin 2

Contact: Ms Stephanie O'Connor
tel: 01 4022373
fax: 01 4022449
e-mail: sloconnor'at'rcsi.ie

St. Patrick's College Drumcondra Research Ethics Committee

Chairperson: Dr Mary Shine Thompson
Secretary:     Ms Sharon King

St. Patrick's College
Office of the Dean of Research
and Humanities
St Patrick's College
Drumcondra
Dublin 9

Contact: Ms Sharon King
tel: 01 8842149
fax: 01 8842078
e-mail: Sharon.King'at'spd.dcu.ie

Trinity College Faculty Research Ethics Committee

Chairperson: Professor Orla Sheils
Secretary:     Ms Eimear Casey

School of Medicine
Chemistry Building
University of Dublin
Trinity College
Dublin 2

Contact: Ms Eimear Casey
tel: 01 8961476
fax: 01 6713956
e-mail: ecasey'at'tcd.ie

Trinity College School of Nursing and Midwifery Research Ethics Committee

Chairperson: Dr Joan Lalor
Secretary: Ms Annabel Walsh

School of Nursing and Midwifery
University of Dublin
Trinity College
24 D'Olier Street
Dublin 2

Contact: Ms Annabel Walsh
tel: 01 8962775
fax: 01 8963001
e-mail: annabel.walsh'at'tcd.ie

Trinity College School of Psychology Research Ethics Committee

Chairperson: Dr Tim Trimble
Secretary:     Ms Luisa Byrne

School of Psychology
University of Dublin
Trinity College
Dublin 2

Contact: Ms Luisa Byrne
tel: 01 8963907
e-mail: byrnelu'at'tcd.ie

Trinity College School of Social Work and Social Policy Research Ethics Committee

Chairperson: Dr Janet Carter Anand 
Executive Officer: Ms Olive Donnelly

Research Ethical Approval Committe
School of Social Work and Social Policy 
Arts Building
Trinity College
Dublin 2

Contact: Olive Donnelly
tel:       01 - 8962001
fax:      01 - 6712262

University College Dublin Research Ethics Committee

Chairperson: Dr Peter Wilson
Secretary:     Mr John Coman

Room 128
Michael Tierney Building
University College Dublin
Belfield
Dublin 4

Contact: Mr John Coman
tel: 01 7161411
fax: 01 7161162
e-mail: john.coman'at'ucd.ie

University of Limerick Research Ethics Committee

Chairperson: Dr Kevin Kelleher
Secretary:     Ms Sandra Grehan/Ms Mary Killing

Office of Vice President Academic and
Registrar
University of Limerick
Limerick

Contact: Ms Sandra Grehan/Ms Mary Killing
tel: 061 202022
fax: 061 330027
e-mail: mary.killing'at'ul.ie

Waterford Institute of Technology Research Ethics Committee

Chairperson: Dr Tom Wells
Secretary:     Ms Fionnula Smith

Waterford Institute of Technology
Cork Rd
Waterford

Contact: Fionnula Smith
tel: 051 302806
fax: 051 302486
e-mail:  fsmith'at'wit.ie

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Other Organisations' Research Ethics Committees

Royal College of Physicians in Ireland Public Health and Occupational Medicine REC

Chairperson: Dr Paul Gueret
Secretary:     Dr Aidan Ryan

Frederick House
19 South Frederick St
Dublin 2

Contact: Ms Anne McGonagle
tel: 01 8639700
fax: 01 6714707
e-mail: fphm'at'rcpi.ie

*Irish College of General Practitioners Research Ethics Committee

Chairperson: Professor Colin P Bradley
Secretary:     Ms Pauline Tierney

Irish College of General Practitioners
4/5 Lincoln Place
Dublin 2

Contact: Ms Pauline Tierney
tel: 01 6763705
fax: 01 6765850
e-mail: Pauline.Tierney'at'icgp.ie

Irish Prison Service Prisoner Based Research Ethics Committee

Chairperson: Dr Des Corrigan
Secretary:     Ms Corina Reddy

c/o The Secretary
Irish Prison Service
Prisoner Based Research Ethics Committee
Monastery Road
Clondalkin
Dublin 22

Contact: Ms Corina Reddy
tel: 01 4616000
fax: 01 4616027
e-mail: info'at'irishprisons.ie

St. Francis Hospice Research Ethics Committee

Chairperson: Mr Tom McMahon
Secretary:     Ms Angela Coughlan

St Francis Hospice
Station Road
Raheny
Dublin 5

Contact: Ms Angela Coughlan
tel: 01 8327535
fax: 01 8327635
e-mail: acoughlan'at'sfh.ie

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