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. Nicola Moloney
  • Position: Research Ethics Committee Co-Ordinator
  • Address:  Quality & Safety Department, UL Hospitals Group, HSE Unit 2, Loughmore Avenue, Raheen Business Park, Limerick. V94 P7X9
  • Phone: 061 482817
  • Email:

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. Nicola Moloney at the postal address above and at

A submission should include Information Leaflets, Consent Forms, Questionnaires, and Study Protocol, Principal Investigator Curriculum Vitae, Evidence of GDPR Training, 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.

The DPIA Screening Tool should be completed and if indicated from the DPIA Screening Tool, a Privacy Impact Assessment Form should be completed. You should also submit the completed and reviewed PIA as part of your submission to the REC if required.

Please note only a limited number of applications can be reviewed each month. These will be reviewed on a first come, first serve basis for all full and completed applications. Applications not reviewed within a given month will be added to a waitlist for the following month.

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 - December 2024 (PDF, 284KB, 1 Page)

Local Committee Checklist (PDF, 461KB, 2 pages)

Data Protection Impact Assessment Screening Tool (Excel, size 266 KB)