School of Medicine Undergraduate and Taught MSc Research Ethics Committee

Welcome to the School of Medicine Undergraduate and Taught MSc Research Ethics Committee portal. 

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.

Here we have assembled information and resources which we hope will assist you to ensure that your research is conducted to the highest ethical standards and to ensure that we have appropriate procedures in place to demonstrate same.

  • 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*

Monday 16th January 2023

 Wednesday 4th January 2023

Monday 13th February 2023

 Wednesday 1st February 2023

Monday 13th March 2022

 Wednesday 1st March 2023

Monday 17th April 2023

 Wednesday 5th April 2023

Monday 15th May 2023

 Wednesday 3rd May 2023

Monday 12th June 2023

 Wednesday 31st May 2023

Monday 10th July 2023

 Wednesday 28th June 2023


Monday 11th September 2023

 Wednesday 30th August 2023

Monday 9th October 2023

Wednesday 27th September 2023

Monday 13th November 2023

Wednesday 1st November 2023

Monday 11th December 2023

Wednesday 29th November 2023

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

Email with any further queries