Secure ethical approval or low risk approval (exemption)

UCD Research Ethics and Integrity coordinates ethical review of research proposals involving human subjects, personal data, and animals. The office processes incoming submissions for full ethical review or low risk approval (exemption) and acts as a link between researchers and research ethics committees in UCD.

Self-Service Supports

Local Supports

Many of the Schools in UCD have members on the HREC-Humanities, HREC-Sciences or AREC committees and they are available to provide discipline-specific guidance upon request.

Central Supports

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UCD Research Ethics and Integrity can:

  • Support researchers through the ethics review process, from the preparation of a protocol submission to the review of research and any subsequent requests for approval of amendments
  • Provide an Ethics Advisory Consultation for staff and students
  • Facilitate the review process conducted by the UCD Research Ethics Committees
  • Provide seminars, presentations and workshops on research ethics and related areas.
Email for general queries email: or phone 8767