RESEARCH ETHICS COMMITTEES

NOTE: 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 are provided here...

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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

Chair: Professor Gerry McElvaney
Secretary: Ms Gillian Vale

Beaumont Hospital
Beaumont
Dublin 9

Ms Gillian Vale / Ms Jenna Harris
tel: 01 8092680
fax: 01 8093809
website: click here
e-mail: gvale'at'rcsi.ie / gillianvale'at'beaumont.ie

Bon Secours Research Ethics Sub-Committee

Chair: Sr Jacinta McGrath
Secretary: Rev Prof David Smith

Bon Secours Hospital
Glasnevin
Dublin 9

Sr Jacinta McGrath
tel: 086 606 9959
e-mail:srjmcgrath'at'eircom.net
Prof David Smith
tel: 086 8221894
e-mail: ddsmith'at'eircom.net / davsmith'at'rcsi.ie

Cappagh National Orthopaedic Hospital Research Ethics Committee

Chair: Mr Darragh Hynes
Secretary: Mr Gordon Dunne

Cappagh National Orthopaedic Hospital
Finglas
Dublin 11

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

Chair: Dr Michael Hyland
Secretary: Ms Anne Foley

1st Floor
Lancaster Hall
6 Little Hanover Street
Cork

Ms Anne Foley
tel: 021 4901901
fax: 021 4901919
e-mail: crec'at'ucc.ie

*Galway Regional Hospitals Research Ethics Committee

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

Unit 4
Merlin Park Hospital
Galway

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

Chair: Dr Sinead Reynolds
Secretary: Ms Grainne Bray

HSE Child & Adolescent Mental Health Services
The Whitethorn Clinic
Maynooth Rd
Cellbridge
Co Kildare

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

Contact:Dr Sinead Reynolds
tel: 01 6275298
e-mail: sinead.reynolds@hse.ie

HSE Midland Area Research Ethics Committee

Chair: Dr Helena Stokes
Secretary: Mr Paul Marsden

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

Contact:
tel: 057 93 59894
fax: 057 93 59906
e-mail: laura.smith'at'mailq.hse.ie / unab.fallon'at'hse.ie

*HSE Mid-Western Area Research Ethics Committee

Chair: Ms Marie Hickey Dwyer
Secretary: Ms Bernadette Ryan

Mid-Western Regional Hospital
Risk Management Department
3rd floor, Nurses Home
Dooradoyle
Limerick

Ms Marie O'Keeffe
tel: 061 482482
fax: 061 482920
e-mail: marie.okeeffe'at'hse.ie

*HSE North Eastern Area Research Ethics Committee

Chair: Dr Brendan MacMahon
Secretary: Ms Dympna Walsh

HSE North Eastern Area
Research Ethics Committee Area Office
Dublin Road
Kells
Co Meath

Ms Dympna Walsh / Ms Eimear Dowling
tel: 046 9280541
fax: 046 9249825
e-mail: dympna.walsh'at'maile.hse.ie / eimear.dowling'at'maile.hse.ie

*HSE South-Eastern Area Research Ethics Committee

Chair: 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

Chair: Dr Conor Burke
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

Chair: Mr Sean Murphy
Secretary: Ms Aisling McDonald

Letterkenny General Hospital
Letterkenny
Co Donegal

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

Chair: Dr Harry Frizelle
Secretary: Ms Sarah O'Neill

Mater Misericordiae University Hospital
Eccles St
Dublin 7

Ms Sarah O'Neill
tel: 01 8032971
fax: 01 8034006
e-mail: soneill'at'mater.ie

Mayo General Hospital Research Ethics Committee

Chair: Mr Kevin Barry
Secretary: Ms Olive Martyn

Mayo General Hospital
Castlebar
Co Mayo

Contact:
tel: 094 9021733
fax: 094 9021454
e-mail: maryhegarty'at'hse.ie

Naas General Hospital Research Ethics Committee

Chair: Mr Michael Knowles
Secretary: Ms Alexandria Collins

Naas General Hospital
Naas
Co Kildare

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

*National Maternity Hospital Research Ethics Committee

Chair: Dr John Murphy
Secretary: Ms Angela Gargan

National Maternity Hospital
Holles St.
Dublin 2

Ms Angela Gargan
tel: 01 6373358
fax: 01 6766623
e-mail: agargan'at'nmh.ie / ethicsresearch'at'nmh.ie

National Rehabilitation Hospital

Chair: Mr Kieran Fleck, SC
Secretary: Ms Lesley Power

National Rehabilitation Hospital
Rochestown Ave
Dun Laoghaire
Co. Dublin

Ms Lesley Power
tel: 01 2355237
fax: 01 2352110
e-mail: lesley.power'at'nrh.ie

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

Chair: 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

Chair: Dr Peter McKenna
Secretary: Ms Mary O' Grady

The Rotunda Hospital
Parnell Street
Dublin 1

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

Royal Victoria Eye & Ear Hospital Research Ethics Committee

Chair: Ms Maresa Durcan
Secretary: Ms Patricia Conn

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

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

Stewarts Hospital Research Ethics Committee

Chair: Mr Michael Green
Secretary: Ms Susan Lehane

Stewarts Hospital Services Ltd.
Assessment Clinic
Palmerstown
Dublin 20

Ms Susan Lehane
e-mail: susanlehane'at'stewartshospital.com

*SJH/AMNCH Research Ethics Committee

Chair: Dr Michael Barry
Secretary: Mr Dan Lynch

Tallaght Hospital
Dublin 24

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

Chair: Dr Sheelah Ryan
Administrator: Ms Valerie Owens

St. Luke's Hospital
Highfield Road
Rathgar
Dublin 6

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

St. Patrick's Hospital Research Ethics Committee

Chair: Mr Angus McDonnell
Secretary: Professor Patrick McKeon

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

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

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

Chair: Dr Douglas Veale
Secretary: Ms Joan McDonnell

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

Ms Joan McDonnell / Ms Anna Brennan
tel: 01 2774117
fax: 01 2838123
e-mail: joan.mcdonnell'at'ucd.ie / anna.brennan'at'ucd.ie

St Vincent's Hospital, Fairview Research Ethics Committee

Chair: Mr Edward Byrne

St Vincent's Hospital
Richmond Road
Fairview
Dublin 3

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

*Sligo General Hospital Research Ethics Committee

Chair: Mr Martin Caldwell
Secretary: Ms Mette Jensen Kavanagh

Sligo General Hospital
Level 5
The Mall
Co Sligo

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

South Infirmary-Victoria Hospital Research Ethics Committee

Chair: Dr John Walsh
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

Chair: Mr Brian Trench
Secretary: Dr Declan Raftery

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

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

Dublin Institute of Technology Research Ethics Committee

Chair: Dr Ellen Hazelkorn
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

Chair: Dr Gabriel Flynn
Secretary: Ms Brid Leahy

Mater Dei Institute of Education
Clonliffe Road
Dublin 3

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

NUI Galway Research Ethics Committee

Chair: Professor Andrew Murphy
Secretary: Mr Padraic De Búrca

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

Mr Padraic De Búrca
tel: 091 492034
fax: 091 494591
e-mail: ethics'at'nuigalway.ie

NUI Maynooth Research Ethics Committee

Chair: 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

Chair: Ms Brid Nolan
Secretary: Ms Katie Collier

The Research Office
121 St Stephen's Green
Dublin 2

Contact:
tel: 01 4022394
fax: 01 4022449
e-mail: katejohnston'at'rcsi.ie / jquigley'at'rcsi.ie

St. Patrick's College Drumcondra Research Ethics Committee

Chair: 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

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

Trinity College Faculty Research Ethics Committee

Chair: Professor Orla Sheils
Secretary: Ms Louise Whelan

School of Medicine
Chemistry Building
Trinity College
Dublin 2

Ms Louise Whelan
tel: 01 8961476
fax: 01 6713956
e-mail: lwhelan'at'tcd.ie

Trinity College School of Psychology Research Ethics Committee

Chair: Dr Kevin Thomas
Secretary: Ms Luisa Byrne

School of Psychology
University of Dublin
Trinity College
Dublin 2

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

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

Chair: Dr Evelyn Mahon
Secretary: Ms Rebecca Casey

School of Social Work and Social Policy
Arts Building
Trinity College Dublin
Dublin 2

Ms Rebecca Casey
tel: 01 8961904
e-mail: rcasey'at'tcd.ie

University College Dublin Research Ethics Committee

Chair: Dr Peter Wilson
Secretary: Mr John Coman

Room 128
Michael Tierney Building
University College Dublin
Belfield
Dublin 4

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

University of Limerick Research Ethics Committee

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

Office of Vice President Academic and Registrar
University of Limerick
Limerick

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

Chair: Dr Venie Martin
Secretary: Ms Suzanne Kiely

Waterford Institute of Technology
Cork Rd
Waterford

Contact:
tel: 051 302609
fax: 051 302486
e-mail: vmartin'at'wit.ie

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Other Organisations' Research Ethics Committees

Faculty of Public Health Research Ethics Committee of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland

Chair: Dr Paul Gueret
Secretary: Dr Aidan Ryan

Frederick House
19 South Frederick St
Dublin 2

Contact:
tel: 01 8639700
fax: 01 6724707
e-mail: annemcmonagle'at'rcpi.ie

Health Research Board Research Ethics Committee

Chair: Dr Rebecca Cramp
Secretary: Ms Carol Cronin

Health Research Board
73 Lower Baggot St
Dublin 2

Contact:
tel: 01 6761176

*Irish College of General Practitioners Research Ethics Committee

Chair: Dr Niall Maguire
Secretary: Ms Pauline Tierney

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

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

Irish Prison Service Prisoner Based Research Ethics Committee

Chair: Ms Vivian Geiran
Secretary: Mr Mark Curley

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

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

St. Francis Hospice Research Ethics Committee

Chair: Mr Tom McMahon
Secretary: Ms Angela Coughlan

St Francis Hospice
Station Road
Raheny
Dublin 5

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

Travellers Research and Ethics Working Group

Secretary: Ms Nuala O'Reilly

Social Inclusion Division
Department of Health and Children
Hawkins House
Dublin 2

Ms Nuala O'Reilly
tel: 01 6354335
e-mail: n_oreilly'at'health.irlgov.ie

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