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Taught Masters & Undergraduate Research - 

Human Data Collection

There are a number of Schools in UCD that have opted to provide a Taught Masters or Undergraduate Research Ethics Committee (RECs) that can review submissions at a local level for their taught masters students or undergraduates engaged in human data collection.

Taught Masters & Undergraduate students should note that human data collection for research purposes includes interviews, focus groups, surveys/questionnaires and observation studies - no matter what your discipline.  If you are seeking a face-to-face interview or recruiting a number of participants to be involved with your study then you require an ethics review and approval. 

Each school has its own process for submissions and students should contact their school (if listed below) for further information.  

  • The Clinton Institute for American Studies 
  • School of Architectural Planning & Environmental Policy (TMREC-SAPEP)
  • School of Art History & Cultural Policy (TMREC-SAHCP)
  • School of Agriculture & Food Science (TMREC-SAgFs)
  • School of Computer Sciences (TMREC-SCi)
  • School of Economics (TMREC-SEcon) (opens in a new window)econresearch@ucd.ie
  • School of Education (TMREC-SEd) (opens in a new window)ethics@ucd.ie
  • School of Geography (TMREC-SGEOG)
  • School of History & Archives (TMREC-HIST)
  • School of Information & Communications Studies (TMREC-SICS)
  • School of Languages, Cultures & Linguistics (TMREC-LANG) - includes the Centre of English & Global Languages (opens in a new window)ethics-slcl@ucd.ie
  • Sutherland School of Law (TMREC-SSLaw)
  • School of Medicine (TM/UREC-SMed) - for both the Taught Masters & Undergraduates (opens in a new window)medicinerec@ucd.ie
  • School of Nursing, Midwifery & Health Systems (TMREC - SNMHS)
  • School of Politics & International Relations (TMREC-SPIR)
  • School of Psychology (UREC-SPsy)
  • School of Psychology (TMREC-SPsy) (opens in a new window)tmrecpsychology@ucd.ie
  • School of Public Health, Physiotherapy & Sports Science (UTMREC-SPHPSS)
  • School of Social Policy, Social Work and Social Justice (TMREC-SPSWSJ)
  • School of Sociology (TMREC-SSoc)

These committees report directly to the relevant Human Research Ethics Committee - either humanities or sciences and are only applicable for human research studies.

Schools/Staff interested in establishing a local REC for their taught masters programmes or undergraduates should request an Information Pack by contacting (opens in a new window)research.ethics@ucd.ie

Contact UCD Office of Research Ethics

UCD Research, Tierney Building, Belfield, Dublin 4.
E: research.ethics@ucd.ie