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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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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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New Clinical Trial Regulation: Minister Donnelly pays tribute to NREC committee members

In this video, Minister Stephen Donnelly reflects on why the introduction of new EU clinical trial regulation marks an important milestone in the advancement of Irish health research, and pays tribute to the pivotal role of the National Office for Research Ethics Committees (NRECs) volunteer committee members in championing better health and care for all.   Having entered into

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