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The following links are related to various aspects of research ethics which you may find useful for your spectific study

External Links

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  • Irish Health Research Regulations: Ireland has specific Regulations governing how personal data must be protected when carrying out health research. These regulations apply to all Health Research being carried out in Ireland, including research that was started before the Regulations came into force. 
  • HSE National Consent Policy: this policy document provides detailed information on the general principles concerned with consent and assent and how best to obtain it. 
  • CORU: regulating health and social care professionals.
  • The Irish Prision Service operates as an executive agency within the Department of Justice and Equality. Applications to carry out research involving prisoners are considered from an ethical perspective by the Research Officer in conjunction with the Research Advisory Panel .
  • The Irish Qualitative Data Archive (IQDA) is a central access point for qualitative social science data generated in or about Ireland. The archive frames the parameters and standards for archiving qualitative data within the Irish research community.
  • The Irish Social Science Data Archive (ISSDA) is Ireland’s leading centre for quantitative data acquisition, preservation, and dissemination. Based at UCD Library, its mission is to ensure wide access to quantitative datasets in the social sciences, and to advance the promotion of international comparative studies of the Irish economy and Irish society. 
  • The Medical Council: is the regulatory body for doctors. It has a statutory role in protecting the public by promoting the highest standards amongst doctors practising in the Republic of Ireland.
  • The Mental Health Commission: promotes high standards in the delivery of mental health services and ensures the interests of those involuntarily admitted to Approved Centres are protected.
  • Oral History Network Ireland: provides practical guidance and advice regarding oral history, including how to plan and organise a project, setting up interviews, questions to be asked, and about the interview process itself.
  • The Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland (PSI): is an independent statutory body, established by the Pharmacy Act 2007. It is charged with, and is accountable for, the effective regulation of pharmacy services in Ireland, including responsibility for supervising compliance with the Act. It works for the public interest to protect the health and safety of the public by regulating the pharmacy profession and pharmacies.
  • Royal Irish Academy: the academy for the sciences and humanities for the whole of Ireland will vigorously promote excellence in scholarship, recognise achievements in learning, direct research programmes and undertake its own research projects, particularly in areas relating to Ireland and its heritage. The Academy works closely with the Irish universities and research funders and is closely networked to relevant European-wide networks with an interest in this issue.

For information on ethics specifically concerning the disciplines of History, Archaeology, and Anthropology please click on the following links:

 The Office of Research Ethics is not responsible for the content of external sites

Contact UCD Office of Research Ethics

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