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Research Ethics Committee Standard Application Form (RECSAF)

Research Ethics Committee Standard Application Form (RECSAF)

This page provides public access to researchers and Research Ethics Committees (RECs) wishing to access documents related to the latest version (V5.5) of the Standard Application Form for the Ethical Review of Health-Related Research Studies, which are not clinical trials of medicinal products for human use as defined in SI190/2004.

Important Note for Committees considering adopting the Standard Application Form

When making your decision as to whether to adopt the standard form (or not) it might be helpful to read the perspectives of other committees which have already considered the form. (Download here) along with any publications available to date. (View here)

Currently, the following Research Ethics Committees in Ireland accept applications using the Standard Application Form:

  1. Adelaide and Meath Hospital incorporating the National Children’s Hospital / St. James’s Hospital
  2. Beaumont Hospital / St. Ita’s Psychiatric Hospital (Portrane)
  3. Bons Secours Health System
  4. Children’s University Hospital (Temple Street)
  5. Connolly Hospital
  6. Coombe Women’s and Infant’s University Hospital
  7. Cork Teaching Hospitals - University College Cork Clinical Research Ethics Committee
  8. Daughters of Charity Services
  9. Galway Regional Hospitals
  10. HSE Midland Area
  11. HSE North East
  12. HSE South Eastern Area
  13. Irish College of General Practitioners
  14. LauraLynn Ireland Children’s Hospice (Leopardstown)
  15. Letterkenny General Hospital
  16. Mater Misericordiae University Hospital / Mater Private Hospital
  17. Mid Western Regional Hospital Complex
  18. Naas General Hospital
  19. National Maternity Hospital (Holles Street)
  20. National Rehabilitation Hospital (Dun Laoghaire)
  21. Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital
  22. Rotunda Hospital (Parnell Square)
  23. Royal College of Physicians in Ireland
  24. Royal Victoria Eye and Ear Hospital
  25. Sisters of Jesus and Mary Services
  26. Sligo General Hospital
  27. Sports Surgery Clinic (Santry)
  28. St. Francis Hospice (Raheny)
  29. Saint John of God Hospitaller Ministries
  30. St. Luke’s Radiation Oncology Network
  31. St. Patrick’s University Hospital
  32. St. Vincent’s Healthcare Group
  33. St. Vincent’s Hospital (Fairview)
  34. University of Pittsburgh (UMPC) Beacon Hospital

Important Note for Applicants completing the Standard Application Form (V5.5)

RECs using the RECSAF have contributed to a spreadsheet which gives an overview of both their local requirements, and their documentation requirements. (download here). This document is valid as of 2012 and is not designed to replace direct contact with individual RECs.