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UCD Office of Research Ethics

An Oifig Eitic Thaighde UCD

Human Research Ethics Committee - Humanities (HS)

The Human Research Ethics Committee - Humanities reviews applications for human research from UCD Schools within the following Colleges & Institutions:

College of Arts & Humanities

College of Business

College of Social Sciences & Law

The Geary Institute

The Humanities Institute

The HREC - Humanites ensures that research is conducted according to best practice and to:

  • Maintain ethical standards of practice in research;
  • Protect human subjects of research from harm;
  • Ensure that the practice of fully informed consent is observed;
  • Preserve the subjects’ rights;
  • Provide reassurance to the public and outside bodies that all the above are being done.

It is the aim of the HREC- Humanities to facilitate, not hinder, valuable research and to protect researchers from unjustified criticism and/or legal action.