Research Ethics Committee

The UCD School of Medicine Undergraduate and Taught Masters Research Ethics Committee (UTMREC-SM) is constituted as a committee of the UCD School of Medicine and as a sub-committee of the UCD Human Research Ethics Committee - Sciences (UCD-HREC-LS).

The Committee will review applications for ethical approval, or exemption from full ethical review, for research conducted by registered undergraduate and graduate taught students on behalf of UCD-HREC-LS.

The below information and resources aim to assist you in ensuring your research is conducted to the highest ethical standards:

  • How to apply for Ethics Review (or Exemption from Review where appropriate)
    About the UTMREC-SM
  • Membership
  • Terms of Reference
  • Relevant Policies and Guidelines
  • Useful Links
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • How to Contact the UTMREC-SM

UTMREC-SM Meeting Date

Application Submission Deadline*(by 5pm)

Monday 15th January 2024

Wednesday 3rd January 2024

Monday 12th February 2024

Wednesday 31st January 2024

Monday 11th March 2024

Wednesday 28th February 2024

Monday 8th April 2024

Wednesday 27th March 2024

Tuesday 7th May 2024

Wednesday 24th April 2024

Monday 10th June 2024

Wednesday 29th May 2024

Monday 8th July 2024

Wednesday 26th June 2024



Monday 9th September 2024

Wednesday 28th August 2024

Monday 7th October 2024

Wednesday 25th September 2024

Monday 4th November 2024

Wednesday 23rd October 2024

Monday 2nd December 20234

Wednesday 20th November 2024

*Please note that these deadlines do not apply for Low-Risk Research study applications (i.e. applications exempt from Full Ethical Review)

Email with any further queries.