Research Ethics Committees CHO based research

Under no circumstances should a research study requiring REC approval go ahead without first receiving a favourable opinion from a REC – please contact the R&D team ( for advice.

CHO 1: Galway Clinical Research Ethics committee and HSE North East Area Research Ethics Committee

CHO 2: Galway Clinical Research Ethics committee and Research Ethics Committee Sligo University Hospital reviews proposals from the Sligo community area

CHO 3: HSE Mid-Western Area and UL Hospital Group Research Ethics Committee

CHO 4: Clinical Research Ethics Committee of The Cork Teaching Hospitals

CHO 5: HSE South Eastern Area Research Ethics Committee

CHO 6: See Important Update below

CHO 7: See Important Update below. Naas General Hospital Research Ethics Committee and Tallaght University Hospital and St. James’s Hospital Joint Research Ethics Committee may consider reviewing proposals

CHO 8: For community services in Westmeath, Offaly and Laos see important update below. For community services in Meath and Louth- HSE East Area Research Ethics Committee

CHO 9: See Important Update below

IMPORTANT Update August 2021: The ICGP REC has temporarily covered the REC requirements for community services in Westmeath, Offaly, Laois, Kildare, and Dublin (CHO 6, 7, 9 and part of CHO8), as well as National services and divisions until September 2021, but are no longer in the position to take on any further applications. Any amendments for studies approved by the ICPG REC during that period can still be submitted to this committee, but no new applications will be reviewed. National R&D is working on an urgent solution to this situation. Updates will be posted shortly.