East of Scotland Research Ethics Service (EoSRES)

The service provides the administration support for two Research Ethics Committees (RECs), two Sub-committees and two Proportionate Review Committees.  The service is heavily involved in providing pre and post application advice, as well as assisting/supporting researchers through the REC application process and for the duration of their research career.  EoSRES spans 3 Health Boards, NHS Fife, NHS Forth Valley and NHS Tayside, working closely with their partner academic institutions: the University of Abertay, Dundee, Stirling and St Andrews.

In addition to research studies requiring full ethical review by an NHS REC, EoSRES provides advice on projects e.g. clinical audit, service development, service evaluation, surveillance and usual practice.  Our advice is given in a formal letter that aims to satisfy journal editors should researchers wish to publish their results at any time in the future.

Please contact us with any queries – we'd be delighted to help!

Key Contacts:Bannin De Witt Jansen , Scientific Officer/Regional Manager Lorraine Reilly, Senior Co-ordinator Diane Leonard, Assistant Co-ordinator Arlene Grubb, Assistant Co-ordinator/PA to the Scientific Officer Tel:  01382 383871/383848

Office Hours Monday - Thursday 8.45am - 4.45pm Friday 8.45am - 4.00pm Closed public holidays

Email: (general enquiries) 

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Address East of Scotland Research Ethics Service (EoSRES) Tayside Medical Science Centre (TASC) Ninewells Hospital & Medical School Residency Block C, Level 3 George Pirie Way Ninewells Hospital & Medical School DUNDEE DD1 9SY

Key Research links Integrated Research Application System (IRAS) Health Research Authority (HRA) Guidance on completing an application form, writing a Protocol, Participant Information Sheet, Consent Form and short CV are available for researchers

Committee Dates Cut off date to register and receive documentation is 2 weeks before committee date.  Please check the HRA website for dates and venue details.

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