As required, the HRCDC convene on Wednesdays to consider validated COVID-19 related research applications, where a consent declation is being sought. These reviews are coordinated with the National Research Ethics Commitee for COVID-19
In addution, the HRCDC will convene on this following dates to consider all other applications:
The Secretariat triages each application to ensure the HRCDC receives a complete application. Applications are triaged by the Secretariat on a first-come-first-served basis, where possible.
However, 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’ to avoid delays for the commencement of new research projects.
Only valid and complete 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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Amendment Request Form
A Data Controller (applicant) may appeal:
The applicant (Data Controller) who is notified of the decision to revoke a consent declaration,must notify the Minister for Health and the HRCDC 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 and no member of the HRCDC will sit on an appeals panel.
Please email HRCDCappeals@health.gov.ie for more information on the Appeals Process, details of which can be viewed below.Appeals Process