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UCD Office of Research Ethics

An Oifig Eitic Thaighde UCD

How to Apply?

Apply Online (full ethical review only)


 Begin your application online via the following routes:

  • Staff members and researchers via InfoHub/Research  
  • Postgraduate students via SISweb/Faculty Services

For step-by-step instructions please read our Guide to Submitting Ethical Application Online (pdf)

See also: AREC Guidelines on Applications (pdf)


Undergraduates from the following schools: Medicine, Psychology, & Public Health, Physiotherapy & Population Science, should apply to  your school Undergraduate Research Ethics Committee (UREC) - contact your school office for details.

All applications from other schools' undergraduates should be submitted by their Supervisors online via Infohub/Research.


Taught Masters (TM) students from the following schools: Social Policy, Social Work & Social Justice, Education, Law, Languages & Linguistics,  Psychology, Nursing and Midwifery should apply to your school Taught Masters Research Ethics Committee (TMREC) - contact your school office for details.

All other schools' TM students should check first with their school regarding newly established TMRECs.  Only if there is no TMREC applicants should submit their applications online via SISweb/Faculty Services.

What documents are required to make a submission?

  1. Download and complete the HR1-HREC Application for Full Review Form.
  2. Download the MANDATORY HR2-HREC Support Documents Template and populate it with your supporting documents i.e. participant information leaflets, consent forms, interview questions, focus group topic guides, questionnaires etc. Submissions made without the supporting documents on the mandatory template will be returned to the applicant. Please note that the Committee will not consider applications without the relevant supporting documents.
  3. Upload these documents as part of you online submission via SISweb/Infohub - email submissions will not be accepted.

AREC Applications

AREC forms and guidelines can be accessed via Infohub/sisweb, AREC Intranet, or, if you do not have access to Intranet, by requesting them directly by email to

HREC Exemptions from Full Review

If you are applying for an Exemption From Full Review (low risk) please visit the Exemptions section, download the form and submit it by email to

Please note that Taught Masters applicants seeking exemptions should check with their supervisor/school regarding a school level Taught Masters REC (TMREC).