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Isle of Man Research Ethics Committee

The Isle of Man Research Ethics Committee (IOMREC) provides independent advice to the Department of Health and Social Care, participants, researchers, sponsors, employers, care organisations and professionals on the extent to which proposals for research studies comply with recognised ethical standards.

The purpose of the Committee is to review any proposed health and social care research involving human participants, tissue or data to protect the dignity, rights, safety and wellbeing of all actual or potential research participants.


The procedures for gaining ethical approval for health and social care research on the Isle of Man are currently under review. Whilst this review is ongoing, should you require advice about submitting a research proposal please contact the Dr Becky Rowley, on +44 1624 642624 or

If you wish to receive an application form to submit a proposal to the IOMREC, please email your request to   

Local Research Ethics Committee

Research was previously reviewed by the Local Research Ethics Committee. This Committee was dissolved in February 2018. Details of their last Annual Report (year ending March 2018) can be found at the bottom of this page.

If you have any queries about the IOMREC please contact:

Dr Becky Rowley

Head of Research and Development

Department of Health and Social Care

Crookall House

Demesne Road


Isle of Man


Telephone:+44 1624 642624

Email:Send Email

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