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2018 REC dates

Application deadline Meeting
28 August 25 September
23 October 20 November

 

Please note the June meeting has been cancelled. The next scheduled meeting is the 25th September. We hope to hold a meeting in July however this is yet to be confirmed by the committee. Please check the website for any updates.


The ICGP Research Ethics Committee was granted formal recognition on 17th May 2005. It reviews both clinical and non-clinical trials.

Chair: Dr Claire Collins  

Administrator: Sally-Anne O'Neill, email: sallyanne.o'neill@icgp.ie

Web: www.icgp.ie/research

The Research Ethics Committee has adopted the following two basic statements as a guide:

  • 'Any study proposed which cannot answer the question posed is unethical.'
  • 'All research on human beings carries the possibility of harm. The level of risk, which is acceptable, depends upon the importance of the question being addressed.'

The Ethics Committee is constituted according to the International Conference on Harmonisation/Good Clinical Practice (ICH GCP) guidelines & the Clinical Trials Act 1987 (amended 1990). This Ethics Committee operates to the standards laid down in the ICH GCP guidelines published 1997 and implemented January 1998.

Please note: the template consent and information leaflet are not currently available as they are being updated in line with new GDPR requirements.

Application for Clinical Trials

ICGP Research Ethics Committee Checklist and Application Form » read more

Application for Non-Clinical Trials

Contact: Sally-Anne O'Neill: sallyanne.o'neill@icgp.ie » read more

Fast track process for the ethical review of trainee projects

In order to facilitate trainee research project timelines and requirements, the ICGP has a fast track process for the ethical review of trainee projects. » read more

Human Genome - the Research Ethics Dimension

Report from the "Human Genome - the Research Ethics Dimension" Conference held at the Conrad Hotel, Dublin on 27th February 2002. » read more

Human Genome - the Research Ethics Dimension - Summary

Summary of report from the "Human Genome - the Research Ethics Dimension" Conference held at the Conrad Hotel, Dublin on 27th February 2002. » read more

Online Research Ethics Committee Member Training Course

The CITI International Training Platform is a public access providing basic, foundational information for researchers, research staff and research ethics committee members involved in international research. » read more

Past Activity and (some) Future Challenges

A Discussion Paper for Members » read more

Release of the HSE National Consent Policy

See Part 3 for information relevant to research » read more

Research & Trainees - ICGP Guidance and Support Material for Programme Teams (members only)

In response to queries raised by a number of the training programmes to the ICGP Research Ethics Committee and requests from some programme teams, this document was compiled to facilitate understanding. » read more

Standard Operating Procedures of the Research Ethics Committee

Objective: To ensure that the content of the clinical trial documentation is relevant and accurate, the submissions are prepared and progressed in a consistent manner, and are subject to appropriate ethical review and approval procedures. » read more