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This site will be closing in a few weeks. The only areas that are maintained are the directory of Research Ethics Committees and the Research Summaries.

Up to date guidance and information about the HRA is at www.hra.nhs.uk


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.


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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