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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 in order to protect the dignity, rights, safety and wellbeing of all actual or potential research participants.
The Committee attend 10 annual meetings where research proposals are discussed; the dates for 2019 are below:
17 January
18 February
27 March
8 May
19 June
31 July
11 September
9 October
20 November
18 December


Should you require advice about submitting a research proposal or to receive an application pack please contact the Research and Development Unit on +44 1624 685987 or
Once completed, all documents should be submitted to the Research and Development Unit via the email above.
The deadline for submission of a research proposal is two weeks prior to the intended IOMREC meeting date. Submissions at this stage are expected to have been through the peer review process.
All submissions are required to be peer reviewed before being submitted to the IOMREC, if you are unsure about the peer review process, please get in touch with the Research and Development Unit.

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:
Haafizah Hoosen

Research and Development Manager

Department of Health and Social Care

Crookall House

Demesne Road


Isle of Man


Telephone:Telephone:+44 1624 685987

Email:Send Email

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