HSE South Eastern Area Research Ethics Committee

Reviews all levels of research with the exception of Phase 1 Clinical Trials.

Coverage area:

CHO5: Waterford, Wexford, Carlow, Kilkenny and South Tipperary- covering Primary Care also.

Contact Details:

Research Ethics Committee Office
Old School Of Nursing
University Hospital Waterford
Dunmore Road



Other Information:

Submission Requirements:

  • Research Ethics Standard Application Form*
  • Research Proposal/Protocol*
  • Interview Schedule (if applicable)
  • Questionnaires (if applicable)
  • Participant Information Sheet (if applicable)
  • Participant Consent Form (if applicable)
  • Letter to Director of Nursing/General Manager/Department Head*
  • Declaration Form*
  • CV of Principal Investigator*
  • Insurance Document (if applicable)
  • GDPR Certificate*

*those marked with asterisk are mandatory documents.

Research Ethics Committee Meetings 2024

Submission DeadlineMeeting Date
27 December 202315 January 2024
31 January 202419 February 2024
6 March 202425 March 2024
27 March 202415 April 2024
1 May 202420 May 2024
29 May 202417 June 2024
7 August 202426 August 2024
28 August 202416 September 2024
2 October 202421 October 2024
30 October 202418 November 2024
27 November 202416 December 2024

Note: Researchers are advised to contact the REC ahead of the submission deadline as dates may change due to unforeseen circumstances.

It is not guaranteed that your study will be reviewed in the same month you submit your application. All studies are reviewed in order of receipt date and meeting availability is dependent on the number of studies received.

Tel: 051-842 391 or email SERegionalResearchEthics@hse.ie