HRCDC Meeting Dates 2019

The HRCDC are convening on:

 – Monday 29 April  

 – Thursday 13 June  [Applicant submission deadline – Friday 17th, May]

 – Thursday 25 July [Applicant submission deadline – Friday 28th, June]

 – Tuesday 10 September [Applicant submission deadline – Friday 16th, August]

 – Thursday 17 October [Applicant submission deadline – Friday 20th, September]

 – Monday 25 November  [Applicant submission deadline – Friday 1st, November]

 

The Secretariat undertakes a validation review process of each application – to ensure the HRCDC receives a complete application.

Only valid applications are forwarded to the HRCDC approximately 10 working days in advance of the scheduled meeting. Applications are validated by the Secretariat and reviewed by the HRCDC on a first-come-first-served basis.

Please submit your applications as soon as possible and in advance of the Applicant submission deadlines.

Unfortunately the HRCDC cannot guarantee that applications submitted will be included in the next scheduled HRCDC 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.

 

Application Forms

1. New research | On or After 8th August, 2018

Apply for 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).

2. Re-consent | Prior to 8th August, 2018

Apply for a consent declaration to process, or further process, personal data for the purpose of health research commencing prior to 8th August 2018 - where the existing consent complies with previous data protection legislation EU Data Protection Directive and Data Protection Acts 1988 & 2003 (Regulation 6(4)(b)).

3. No Consent | Prior to 8th August, 2018

Apply for a consent declaration to process, or further process, personal data for the purpose of health research commencing prior to 8th August 2018 - where no consent was in place (Regulation 6(4)(a))

Pre-submission Checklist

The Secretariat has developed a pre-submission checklist to assist Applicants with completing an application form. The checklist should be completed prior to submission, to ensure the appropriate information is captured to enable the HRCDC to make a consent declaration decision.

Checklist

Appeal Process

An applicant may appeal:

  • The refusal of the committee to make a declaration or
  • Any of the conditions attached to the making of a declaration
  • The revocation of a declaration

An applicant or the person who is notified of the decision to revoke a consent declaration must notify the Minister for Health and the Health Research Consent Declaration Committee of their intention to appeal within 30 working days from the date of notification of the decision by the committee.

The appeal will be decided by an independent appeals panel appointed by the Minister for Health.  No member of the Health Research Consent Declaration Committee will sit on an appeals panel.

Please email secretartiat@hrcdc.ie for more information on the Appeals Process