Research Ethics

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. The REC does not review Clinical Trials that fall under the European Communities (Clinical Trials on Medicinal Products for Human Use) Regulations 2004.

For Research Ethics Committee meetings and submission deadlines, please click REC Meeting schedule for 2018

The REC Chairperson role is Dr. Miriam O’Sullivan

Administrator: Aileen Concannon –

 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 SI190 (reduced fee of €150 for studies that have already been approved by another recognised REC)
  • Consent form (e-copy)
  • Subject information sheet (e-copy)
  • 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 with the administrator three weeks prior to a REC meeting. All submissions/correspondence must be directed to the REC Administrator.Click to download Application Forms: