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Local Research Ethics Committee

The provision of the National Health Service on the Island is set out in the NHS Act 2001.

The role of the Committee is to provide the independent advice to the Department, 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 study 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, research proposals that require ethical approval can be submitted to the DHSC Research and Development Unit by email to:   

Please submit a full protocol for the proposed study including details of funding.

Should you require advice about submitting a research proposal, or have any queries about the process for research approvals, please contact Dr Becky Rowley at the DHSC R&D Unit on +44 1624 642624 or

All submissions should be made to:

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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