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Research, Governance and Regulation

The Research Governance and Regulation Team within the Public Health Directorate is available to provide advice and guidance to health and social care researchers. This includes helping researchers to determine whether their proposals constitute research which requires an ethical review, to providing support during an application process and subsequent review by the Isle of Man Research Ethics Committee (IOMREC). 

If it is determined that a research proposal does require an ethical review, there are a number of stages in the application process: 

Stages for IOMREC review of research proposals

Stage 1Stage 2Stage 3Stage 4Stage 5Stage 6
Determine if research proposal requires ethical review using decision tool Discuss research proposal with Research Governance & Regulation (RG&R) Submit research proposal via Integrated Ethics Portal (IEP) RG&R review of submitted proposal IOMREC review of submitted proposal at scheduled meeting Decision issued by IOMREC: Favourable or Unfavourable
Tip - Use the decision tool to determine this   Tip - Contact RG&R

Send email

Tip - Create an IEP account
or log into your existing IEP account
Tip - Keep in contact with RG&R
Send email
Tip - Refer to timetable on the IOM Research Ethics Committee (IOMREC) page for key dates & deadlines Tip - Applicant will be notified of decision & if any further action or info. is required

Research proposals may be referred back to the applicant at any stage if further action or information is required. 

For more information please visit the IOM Research Ethics Committee page. 


Reviewed: February 2022

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