Research Ethics Committee

Chairperson: Prof. Patrick Dillon, Consultant Anaesthetist, University Hospital Limerick, Dooradoyle, Limerick.

Local committee checklist

Committee contact details

  • Name of Committee: Research Ethics Committee, UL Hospitals Group, Mid-West Region
  • Contact Person: Ms. Joanne O’Connor
  • Position: Research Ethics Committee Co-Ordinator
  • Address:  Quality & Safety Department, UL Hospitals Group, HSE Unit 2, Loughmore Avenue, Raheen Business Park, Limerick. V94 P7X9
  • Tel: 061 482519
  • E-Mail:  ULHGResearchEthicsandClinicalTrials@hse.ie

Committee remit

Reviews applications to conduct research in:

  • University Hospital Limerick
  • University Maternity Hospital Limerick
  • St. John’s Hospital
  • Croom Hospital
  • Ennis Hospital
  • Nenagh Hospital                                          
  • CHO3 

Local requirements

All applications should be typed, signed and dated by the principal investigator. 16 hard copies (in complete packs) together with one e-copy should be forwarded to Ms. Joanne O’Connor at the postal address above and at ULHGResearchEthicsandClinicalTrials@hse.ie

A submission should include Information Leaflets, Consent Forms, Questionnaires, and Study Protocol etc. (if applicable). Please take care when completing your submission as incomplete packs or an incomplete submission will not be accepted.  This will only delay the REC approval process for your research.  

A Privacy Impact Assessment Form should also be completed and submitted to the Information Governance Office at IGO.ULHG@hse.ie for review and approval should the site for your study fall within the ULHG or to the relevant DDPO/DPO if the study is be conducted within the CHO3 area.  You should also submit the completed PIA as part of your submission to the REC.

HSE Local Committee Declaration & Signatory Page (DOC, 45KB, 2 pages)

Standard Application Form (DOC, 207KB, 28 pages)

Standard Application Form Guidance Manual (PDF, 1MB, 80 pages)

HSE Privacy Impact Assessment Form (PDF, 387KB, 18 pages)

HSE Privacy Impact Assessment Process Guidance (PDF, 216KB, 10 pages)

Research Ethics Committee Meeting Dates and Submission Deadlines January 2022 - December 2022 (PDF, 385KB, 1 page)

Local Committee Checklist (DOC, 35KB, 1 page)

Fees

€1,000.00 fee for Clinical Trials