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Research Ethics Policies & Guidelines

The policies below are approved by the REC and by the UCD Governing Authority. These four core policies describe what is expected of researchers in their ethical compliance.

For guidelines specifically related to animal research please see (opens in a new window)AREC Intranet

For guidelines specifically related to human research please see here.

For policies and guidelines related to research and best practice in research please see here.


For appeals of research decisions please see the following guideline for both AREC and HREC:

Contact UCD Office of Research Ethics

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