Central research ethics committee

The Central Treatment Ethics Committee (CREC) is administered by the Project Assurance: Treatment Integrity (PARI) team. It reviews projects that are considered high risk or that present substantive ethical issues. Central REC Review Criteria (PDF, 452kb) describes projects that must be submitted to and receive an ethical opinion from the CREC.

To apply to the CREC, the CREC Google Submission Form must be completed.

Detailed standard operating procedures are available to describe how applicants apply to the CREC and these are broken down into:

Processes to follow when applying for review:

Applicants should consider what other guidance or processes might also apply prior to applying for REC review. These considerations include but are not limited to:

During the research the following processes apply:

At the end of the study applicants should follow the following:

For further information, please see Frequently Asked Questions.