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Research Ethics Committee

St Patrick’s Mental Health Services' Research Ethics Committee reviews applications to undertake research in St Patrick’s University Hospital, St Edmundsbury Hospital and the Dean Clinics. Its remit is to protect the safety and welfare of researchers and research participants, and primarily to weigh the risks and benefits of individual research projects.

To submit an application for review, please complete the following documents:

Any applications submitted in any other format will not be accepted.

To ensure there are no delays in your study, we recommend that you consult this guidance manual when completing your application. In addition, if your study requires participants, whether they be staff or service users, please consult these guidance notes on creating a participant information sheet and a separate consent form. You may also find it useful to have a consent checklist for investigators.

All applicants who receive research approval from the Ethics Committee are required to complete an annual report on their research and/or a final report when the research is terminated or completed. The Research Progress Report form has been devised for this purpose.


All queries in relation to Research Ethics matters can be directed to (contactable Monday to Wednesday only):

James Braddock
REC Administrator
St. Patrick’s University Hospital
James’s St
Dublin 8
Tel: 01 2493345

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