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The School of Law operates its Research Ethics Policy in line with Trinity College Dublin's Policy on Good Research Practice. This requires that all staff and students seek authorisation, in advance, from the School Research Ethics Committee for research that involves human participation. For example, where the researcher is going to conduct interviews or a survey, then research ethics authorisation must be applied for and obtained, prior to conducting the research. Where the research involves humans who are particularly vulnerable, or the methods are highly sensitive, then the application may need to be referred to the Research Ethics Committee of the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences.

The next deadline for submission of applications: 11 March 2019

The next meeting of the School of Law Research Ethics Committee: 20 March 2019.

In order to make an application, it is necessary to complete and submit the following documents:


Prior to completing these documents, please read the School of Law Research Ethics Policy
Applications should be submitted to Patricia McCorry.

Applications are considered regularly by the School of Law Research Ethics Committee.