The National Research Ethics Service (NRES) was launched on 1 April 2007. It comprise the Head Office function (formerly COREC) and NHS RECS in England and works with colleagues in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland to maintain the established UK-wide framework for ethical review of research.
Ethical approval from the appropriate NHS REC is required for any research proposal involving:
The HRA, along with the MRC, have developed an online tool kit to help establish if your research project will need ethical approval.
If you are unsure whether your project requires ethical approval contact firstname.lastname@example.org for advice.
The North of Scotland Research Ethics Service covers Grampian, Highlands and Islands, Orkney and Shetland. The dates of the committee meetings can be found here.
It should be noted that the closing date has been extended from 2 to 3 weeks in order that the Scientific Advisor can triage applications.
NoSRES can be contacted by phone or by email