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Collaboration Project between the National Office and the HPRA

In May 2021, the National Office and the Health Products Regulatory Authority (HPRA) will launch the CTR-National Collaboration Project. This jointly run project will test and appraise the national preparedness for a new piece of legislation due to be implemented at an EU-level in early 2022.   This new legislation, known as the EU Clinical …

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National Office shares plans for NREC launch

The National Office for Research Ethics Committees will launch Ireland’s first National Research Ethics Committees (NRECs) in the areas of clinical trials of investigational medical products (NREC-CT) and clinical investigations of medical devices (NREC-MD) in May this year.   In the 12 months since the National Office was established, our team has been working closely …

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Call Closed for NREC Members

The call for Expressions of Interest for Membership of the National Research Ethics Committees (NRECs) has now closed and we are no longer accepting applications under this call.   There was significant interest in NREC membership and we would like to thank all those who submitted an Expression of Interest. These applications are currently under …

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Clinical Trial Information System (CTIS) Training & Information Sharing

The introduction of the Clinical Trials Regulation will also see the introduction of the new Clinical Trial Information System (CTIS) which will act as a single entry point for submitting clinical trial information in the EU and will support the daily business processes of Member States and sponsors throughout the life cycle of a trial. …

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NREC COVID-19 endorses the Manifesto for EU COVID-19 Research

Ireland’s National Research Ethics Committee for COVID-19-related health research (NREC COVID-19) is pleased to endorse the Manifesto for EU COVID-19 Research. The Manifesto emphasises the imperative to make scientific results publicly accessible without delay and encourages, where possible and for a limited time, non-exclusive royalty free licences on the intellectual property resulting from EU-funded research. …

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The National Office for Research Ethics Committees publishes peer-reviewed paper

The Irish experience of establishing a national approach to research ethics during a global pandemic is described in a publication from the National Office for Research Ethics Committees and Prof. Mary Horgan, Chair of NREC COVID-19. This Open Letter published in HRB Open Research (https://hrbopenresearch.org/articles/3-63/v1) is currently under peer-review and open for commentary. Established by …

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