HRCDC Meeting Dates 2021

Upcoming Meeting Dates
  • Tuesday – January 26th, 2021            [Submission deadline: Jan 4th]
  • Tuesday – March 2nd, 2021                  [Submission deadline: Feb 1st]
  • Tuesday – April 13th, 2021                    [Submission deadline: March 15th]
  • Tuesday – May 18th, 2021                     [Submission deadline: April 19th]
  • Tuesday – June 22nd, 2021                  [Submission deadline: May 24th]
  • Tuesday – July 20th, 2021                    [Submission deadline: June 21st]
  • Tuesday – September 7th, 2021         [Submission deadline: Aug 9th]
  • Tuesday – October 12th, 2021             [Submission deadline:Sept 13th]
  • Tuesday – November 16th, 2021        [Submission deadline: Oct 18th]
  • Tuesday – December 14th, 2021        [Submission deadline  Nov 15th]

Application Process

For applications to be considered at a meeting, the submission deadline must be met to enable the Secretariat to triage and prepare applications in advance of each HRCDC meeting.  Applications are triaged by the Secretariat on a first-come-first-served basis, where possible.

Given the current volume of applications queued for consideration, the HRCDC will ensure ‘New Research’ and ‘COVID-19 focused’ applications are considered at each meeting, in addition to ‘Current Research’ applications to avoid delays for the commencement of new research studies.

Only valid applications are forwarded to the HRCDC approximately 10 working days in advance of a scheduled meeting. The number of applications reviewed at each meeting will be capped. Applicants will be informed of the HRCDC meeting where their application will be reviewed.

Applicants can expect to recevie a formal decision letter within 5 working days after the HRCDC meeting

Application Forms

The HRCDC is  independent statutory body established under Statutory Instrument (S.I. No. 314 of 2018 and as amended under S.I.No. 188 of 2019 and S.I. 18 of 2021) and therefore any records held by it is subject to the Freedom of Information Act, 2014.

To apply for a consent declaration, or an request an amendment to a consent declaration to process, or further process, personal data for the purpose of health research commencing on or after 8 August 2018 (Regulation 5). Please use the following application forms and consult with the guidance notes and your Data Protection Officer as necessary.

HRCDC application form

To apply for a consent declaration please use the following application form and consult with the guidance notes for specific advice on each section.

HRCDC_COVID-19 Data Research Hub application form

To apply for a consent declaration to process personal data solely from the Central Statistics Office COVID-19 Data Research Hub, for the purpose of health research. Please use the following application form and consult with the guidance notes. Further details on the COVID-19 Data Research Hub can be viewed at ‘Access COVID-19 Data for research’ website: https://www.hrb.ie/data-collections-evidence/access-covid-19-data-for-research/

Amendment request application form

To request an amendment to a consent declaration that has been made to a data controller, please complete the amendment request application form. For pre-submission advice, please contact secretariat@hrcdc.ie

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