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Welcome to the National Research Ethics Service


Protecting the rights, safety, dignity and well-being of research participants
Facilitating and promoting ethical research that  is of potential benefit to participants, science and society.

NRES Announcements

  • HRA Ethics Officer Pilot
    04 March 2014 The Health Research Authority is conducting a pilot to consider whether the introduction of ethics officers, providing a number of functions including early assessment of an application and study documentation and the early provision of advice, can...
  • More NRES Announcements

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The National Research Ethics Service (NRES) exists to facilitate ethical research that is of potential benefit to participants, science and society. It is hoped that such research can build on current healthcare knowledge and ultimately to deliver better care and treatment for all. 
 
NRES provides robust, ethical review of proposed research via Research Ethics Committees (RECs). These independent committees put the rights, safety, dignity and well-being of research participants at the centre of their decision making.

 

You can read more about the roles of NRES and RECs in the About the National Research Ethics Service section. 

 

 

Public involvement in RECs

 

 

Public involvement in research
  

Selected articles about health research