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Research Ethics

The Research Ethics Committee (REC) of St. Vincent’s Healthcare Group (SVHG) is a recognised Ethics Committee, tasked with the review and consideration of clinical trials nationally, and research projects which are proposed to take place in any one of the group hospitals. In addition, the REC will consider and provide ethical opinion for research studies for Our Lady’s Hospice, Harold’s Cross; Blackrock Hospice and St. Columcille’s Hospital, Loughlinstown.

This Committee operates and is constituted in compliance with the European Communities (Clinical Trials on Medicinal Products for Human Use) Regulations 2004 & ICH GCP guidelines.

Ethics Committee Meetings 2021

For information on the Ethics Committee meeting schedule, please contact the Ethics office for full details.

Studies requiring Ethics approval must be submitted by way of advance application to the REC.

Research Study documentation suite: * denotes mandatory document

Clinical Trial Study documentation suite: * denotes mandatory document

It is the responsibility of the Principal Investigator to ensure their study is compliant with all applicable legislation.  All approved study documentation must be retained by the Principal Investigator/ Study Team for review and audit purposes.

Contact Details

Research Ethics Department:

Department of Research:

Research Ethics Committee:

Updates from Director of Research to SVUH Research Community