Research Ethics Committee
The Committee is made up of eight members from lay (primary professional interest is not in clinical research), medical, scientific, and non-scientific backgrounds (with expertise in clinical research). Many of the members are active researchers in the area of professional research, in particular the field of intellectual disabilities.
The Committee meets approximately 5 times per year and promotes, supports and encourages research. They lead the organisation in its commitment to:
Develop a comprehensive research ethos at all levels of academic enquiry encompassing topics that centre on individual, service, professional and organisational issues.
Promote the standards of applied research and evidence-based practice when reviewing ethical applications.
Advocate individual service user participation in research projects where possible.
Review proposals to undertake research which falls outside the term "clinical trial".
Have oversight of all research being undertaken within the organisation.
The Stewarts Care Research Ethics Committee operates according to the general principles of medical ethics including the Declaration of Helsinki and international and national Health Research regulations.
2024 submission dates for receiving research proposals for Stewarts Care Research Ethics Committee meetings are as follows:
Monday January 15th
Monday March 11th
Monday June 10th
Monday September 2nd
Monday November 11th