Research Ethical Approval

Welcome to the School of Nursing and Midwifery Research Ethics page

Applications to the School's Research Ethics Committee are now processed through the Research Ethics Application Management system (REAMS). REAMs is a new platform developed for processing research ethics applications. See below for instructions on how to use this platform.

Ensure you are registered for REAMs: all academic staff and research students are automatically registered to use the REAMs platform; external reviewers or professional staff who support a REC should contact the system administrator at to register.

Help text boxes pop up as you go through the application providing links to more information in a comprehensive guidance document which is navigable by contents headings or key words to help you complete your application.

Schedule for School of Nursing and Midwifery Research Ethics Committee Meetings

September 2023 - May 2024

Staff & Student Submissions:

Submission is through REAMS before the deadlines listed below - for review at the corresponding Committee meeting

Dates subject to change

**Please note, if your application requires DPO review, you may experience delays in completing the REAMS application**

Submission Date (12 noon) Date of Committee Meeting
29th August 12th September
26th September 10th October
25th October 8th November
16th November  7th December
8th December 9th January
17th January 14th February
12th February 11th March
20th March 17th April
1st May 29th May


A list of external ethics committees SNM Research Ethics Committee can approve from can be found here: External Ethics Committees list