Research Ethics Committee – Sligo University Hospital

The Research Ethics Committee (REC) at Sligo University Hospital (SUH) is charged with the responsibility of independent review research studies conducted in the Sligo University Hospital catchment area.

  • REC Chairperson: Dr. Miriam O’Sullivan
  • REC Administraton: REF-Sligo

SUH REC Meeting Schedule for 2021

Date of Meeting Submission Date

25th February

25th March

29th July

26th August

14th October

9th December

15th February

15th March

19th July

16th August

4th October

29th November

Please Note:

  • If applying for Ethical Approval, the research requiring approval should not commence prior to approval being granted. This committee does not review studies that have already commenced or have been completed, nor does it review or grant approval retrospectively
  • The REC does not review Clinical Trials that fall under the European Communities (Clinical Trials on Medicinal Products for Human Use) Regulations 2004
  • Queries in relation to the new Health Research Regulations are to be directed to the Health Research Board (HRB)
  • Queries in relation to Health Research Consent Declarations may be directed to the REC
  • Please direct all GDPR queries directly to the relevant Data Protection Officer / Agency

Note: Submissions past deadlines are carried forward to next meeting

All submissions must include:

  • REC application form (e-copy, signed signature page scanned)
  • Study Protocol (e-copy)
  • Principal Investigator CV (e-copy)

Where applicable the PI must also submit:

  • Application fee of €600 for industry sponsored studies that fall outside the remit of SIigo (reduced fee of €150 if study has already been approved by another recognised REC)
  • Consent form (e-copy – see template below)
  • Subject Information sheet / Participant Information sheet (e-copy – see template below)
  • Advertisement for subjects (e-copy)
  • GP/Consultant information letter (e-copy)
  • Interview schedule (e-copy)
  • Letter of invitation to research subjects (e-copy)
  • Questionnaire (e-copy)
  • Letter of confirmation of insurance (e-copy)

Note: All questions on the application form must be addressed. Incomplete forms will be deemed invalid and will not be reviewed by the REC. Submissions to the REC must arrive by the submission deadline as per schedule above. All submissions / correspondence must be directed to the REC Administrator. Click to download Application Forms: