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Research Ethics

The Office of Research Ethics forms part of the SIRC Office and advises and supports researchers in obtaining ethical approval for their research from the relevant University Ethics Committees.

All research conducted within UCD or by UCD staff or students that involves 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.

The current UCD Research Ethics Approvals System was established in 2004 and is an internationally recognised system for reviewing research involving human participants and animals. All ethical reviews are conducted using this system.  The ethical reviews are carried out by the UCD Research Ethics Committees and are conducted in accordance with internationally accepted best practice and ethical norms.

Further details are available from the Office of Research Ethics Website.

Contact UCD SIRC Office

University SIRC Office, Roebuck Castle, University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland.
T: +353 1 716 8771 | E: sirc@ucd.ie