Central University Research Ethics Committee meeting dates

Research ethics applications involving 'more than minimal risk' are reviewed at Central University Research Ethics Committee meetings.

Most University research ethics applications involve minimal risk, and are reviewed virtually through the online system for research ethics - without the need to attend a Committee meeting.

However, if your study could involve 'more than minimal risk', it may need to be reviewed at a Central University Research Ethics Committee meeting. Read the guidance on the types of studies that might involve more than minimal risk (pdf document).

Meeting dates

The upcoming Central University Research Ethics Committees meeting dates and deadlines are shown below*:

Please note: submitting your application by the deadlines shown below does not guarantee that it will be reviewed at the corresponding Committee meeting. Each Committee has a limited capacity for the number of applications which they can review. Applications are usually allocated on a first-come-first-served basis; though some applications may be occasionally prioritised owing to institutional priorities.

All committee meetings are held on Zoom between 10am-1pm

Committee dateCommitteeApplication deadline
Tuesday 12 March 2024 CUREC A Friday 9 February 2024
Thursday 4 April 2024 CUREC B Friday 1 March 2024
Tuesday 23 April 2024 CUREC C Friday 22 March 2024
Wednesday 14 May 2024 CUREC A Friday 12 April 2024
Wednesday 5 June 2024 CUREC B Friday 3 May 2024
Tuesday 25 June 2024 CUREC C Friday 24 May 2024
Thursday 16 July 2024 CUREC A Friday 14 June 2024
Tuesday 6 August 2024 CUREC B Friday 5 July 2024
Tuesday 27 August 2024 CUREC C Friday 26 July 2024

Once your application has been allocated to a Central University Research Ethics Committee meeting, the Research Ethics and Integrity team will be in touch with you to confirm your attendance and other meeting arrangements. Please see the following guide on what is involved in a central level committee review.

If none of the Senior Investigators or Supervisors involved in the study can attend the meeting, the Committee will ask that the application is deferred to a later meeting when a Senior Investigator can attend.

*Biomedical or invasive research involving more than minimal risk

Central University Research Committee D usually reviews applications involving biomedical or invasive research, and does not have set meeting dates. Instead, the Committee usually reviews applications through the onleine research ehtics system without the need for a meeting and meets ad-hoc when required.

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