HSE Reference RECs

The HSE National Office for Research and Development announced on the 3rd November 2021 that it plans to create six regional research ethics committees in 2022.

To be called 'HSE Reference RECs' these committees will build on the current existing regional research ethics committees, and will operate in addition to the national research ethics committees, and local institutional research ethics committees.

The first committee to be set up will be in Regional Health Area B. Full details available on hseresearch.ie

There will continue to be no research ethics committee coverage in the greater Dublin region for community-based research until such time as the HSE REFERENCE RECs are fully operational.