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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 2021 are:

  • Wednesday 5th May 2021 at 4:00 p.m. 
  • Wednesday 27th October 2021 at 4:00 p.m. 

Two provisional meetings

if required, will be held on:

  • Wednesday 20th January 2021 at 4:00 p.m. 
  • Wednesday 23rd June 2021 at 4:00 p.m. 

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

Application

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
Raheny
Dublin 5

Raheny

Phone:
(01) 8327535
Fax:
(01) 8327635
Email:
info@sfh.ie

Blanchardstown

Phone:
(01) 8294000
Fax:
(01) 8294099
Email:
info@sfh.ie

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

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