Important dates for December

As the end of the year approaches, the National Office team would like to inform our stakeholders of some important dates to bear in mind.

If you are applying for approval from a National Research Ethics Committee (NREC) and you wish to have your application reviewed in January 2024, please take note of the following deadlines for submission and payment:

  • NREC for Medical Devices: To be in time for review at the next Committee meeting on 18 January 2023, it is recommended by the National Office that invoice requests are made no later than the 15 December as this service will not be reopened until the 4 January. Applications must be submitted by 4 January 2024.
  • NREC for Clinical Trials: For new applications submitted through the Clinical Trials Information System (CTIS), we advise applicants to check CTIS evaluation timelines regarding relevant submission dates and the ‘Winter stop clock’.

For substantial amendments to CT applications submitted under the Clinical Trials Directive, the last date in 2023 for the request of invoices is 15 December and processing of invoices will resume from 4 January 2024.

Please note that the National Office is closed from 12pm on 22 December 2023 until 2 January 2023. Application submissions and email queries submitted during this period will be processed after 2 January.

We would like to take this opportunity to wish all of our stakeholders a happy and restful holiday season, and we look forward to continuing our work together in 2024.

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