Research Ethics in the School of Religion, Theology, and Peace Studies
Trinity College Dublin requires that staff and students obtain research ethics approval before embarking on research that involves human subjects and animals. Trinity’s Policy on Good Research Practice is a helpful document you should familiarise yourself with, and the document outlines our processes for ethical review and approval.
Currently “low” risk applications are reviewed by our School of Religion, Theology, and Peace Studies Ethics Committee (SRRE). ‘Higher’ risk applications are reviewed by the Faculty of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences Research Ethics Committee (FREC).
If you are applying to the AHSS Faculty committee please see the submission process and deadlines for 22-23. The last date for submission is May 8th, 2023.
Applying for Research Ethics Release or Approval - Autumn 2022
Update on Research Ethics approval process - from January 2023
The Research Ethics Application Management System (REAMs) is TCD’s new web-based platform for submitting an ethics application. It is now live.
From January 2023: all applications from Staff researchers or PhD students should be made through REAMs.
From September 2023: all applications – including applications from taught and research masters students and undergraduate students – should be made through REAMs.
To become familiar with this system and for guidance and resources please visit the REAMs web page.
The 2022-23 deadlines for submission to the School Committee are as follows:
Monday November 7th 2022
Monday December 12th 2022
Monday January 23rd 2023
Monday February 27th 2023
Monday April 24th 2023
Monday May 29th 2023
Monday June 19th 2023