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UCD Office of Research Ethics

An Oifig Eitic Thaighde UCD

Welcome to Research Ethics

The Office of Research Ethics co-ordinate and support the work of the UCD research ethics committees. We also provide support, advice and guidance to the UCD research community on their submissions for ethical review and any research ethics related matters.

What is Research Ethics?

All research conducted within UCD or by UCD staff or students that involve humans or animals requires the individual researcher, and/or teams of researchers, to obtain ethical approval or an exemption from full ethical review.  Research should be conducted in line with an approved research ethics application and should adhere to the conditions of that approval.

If you are new to UCD and/or you are seeking ethical approval please note that you are obliged to be aware of the following:


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The Office of Research Ethics welcome your feedback on this website and on any research ethics related matter.  Please email comments to