HRCDC Meeting Dates 2020

UPDATECOVID19 related research: As the NREC COVID-19 has come to the end of its tenure, the HRCDC will hold its last dedicated COVD19 meeting on 23rd September.  After this time, it will continue to convene for standard scheduled meetings as set out below. The HRCDC will continue to prioritise new research studies, both COVID19 and non-COVID19 related.

Upcoming Meeting Dates
  • Tuesday – Febuary  25th, 2020 (NO QUORUM)
  • Monday – March 2nd, 2020
  • Thursday  – April 2nd, 2020
  • Thursday  – April 30th, 2020
  • Tuesday  – May 26th, 2020
  • Thursday  – June 25th, 2020
  • Tuesday – July 28th, 2020
  • Friday – September 4th, 2020
  • Tuesday  – October 13th, 2020        [Submission deadline 21st Sept]
  • Thursday – November 12th, 2020    [Submission deadline 21st Oct]
  • Friday – December 11th, 2020          [Submission deadline 20th Nov]

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’ applications are considered at each meetings, 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 Form

NOTE: 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 therefore any records held by it is subject to the Freedom of Information Act, 2014.

APPLY: To 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), please use the following application form and consult with the guidance notes:

Amendment to a Consent Declaration

To request an amendment to a consent declaration that has been made to a Data Controller, by the HRCDC – please complete the Amendment Request Form.

For pre-submission advice, please contact


Amendment Request Form