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National Office establishes new research ethics committee for the National Irish COVID-19 Biobank

National Office establishes new research ethics committee for the National Irish COVID-19 Biobank

The National Irish COVID-19 Biobank (NICB) is a health research infrastructure that collects and stores biological samples and associated health data, with the aim of supporting Ireland’s research response to COVID-19. To ensure its operation is underpinned by robust ethical standards, the Department of Health has tasked the National Office for Research Ethics Committees with …

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Public consultation on proposal for NREC Fees – Financial year 2023

Start date of consultation: 10 October 2022 Closing date of consultation: 28 October 2022   The public consultation on the proposal for NREC Fees is now closed. The response documents is now published and provides a general overview of the comments received and the changes made to the proposal as a result. Read the NREC …

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National Office webinar: learnings, insights and next steps

We are delighted to invite all stakeholders, and those with an interest in the broader health and social care research ethics landscape to join us online for a morning of reflection and discussion. We will be discussing the work of the National Office and the National Research Ethics Committees (NRECs), including emerging trends in research …

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Video: NRECs and the National Office at a glance

What is a National Research Ethics Committee (NREC)? What is their role in the Irish research system? And how does the National Office support their work? Our new animated video provides a short introduction to the work of the NRECs and the National Office – take a look!

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NREC-MD expands remit to include review of in vitro medical devices

As the new EU In Vitro Medical Devices Regulation comes into effect on 26 May following a five-year transition period, the National Office for Research Ethics Committees is pleased to announce that the National Research Ethics Committee for Medical Devices (NREC-MD) will now expand its remit to review applications seeking ethical approval for performance studies …

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How NRECs support safe, successful clinical trials

As the health research community celebrates International Clinical Trials Day this week, it’s the perfect opportunity to look at the role of research ethics committees (RECs) in supporting safe and successful clinical trials – with a particular eye to Ireland’s own National Research Ethics Committees for Clinical Trials (NREC-CTs). What is the role of RECs …

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