Research Ethics Committee

The Research Ethics Committee at St. Francis Hospice was set up in 2002 in line with the guidelines under the Clinical Trials Act. The purpose of this Research Ethics Committee is to evaluate from an ethical viewpoint any planned research at St. Francis Hospice.

Topics for research may include an evaluation of new interventions, an evaluation of care, exploring the experience of all involved in hospice including patients, families, staff and volunteers, etc.

The committee meets quarterly. For a research proposal to be considered, it must be submitted to the Secretary of the Research Ethics Committee three weeks in advance of the date of the next meeting.

Meeting dates for 2022 are:

  • Wednesday 4th May 2022 at 4:00 p.m. 
  • Wednesday 26th October 2022 at 4:00 p.m. 

Two provisional meetings

if required, will be held on:

  • Wednesday 19th January 2022 at 4:00 p.m. 
  • Wednesday 15th June 2022 at 4:00 p.m. 

Please note that provisional meetings will be dependent on receipt of requests for ethical approval of research proposals.


Below you will find the various forms and guidelines you will need for your application. Final applications should be submitted to:

The Secretary
Research Ethics Committee
St. Francis Hospice
Station Road
Dublin 5


(01) 8327535
(01) 8327635


(01) 8294000
(01) 8294099

Company Registration No: 153874
Charity Number: CHY10568
Charity Regulatory Authority Number: 20027193


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