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Ethics Department

Description of Service

The Ethics Department comprises of three sections, Ethics Committee, Research Ethics Committee and  Multi Centre Clinical Trials Advisory Group.

Ethics Committee:

  • Makes recommendations to the Board of Directors in respect of matters of policy

  • Re-affirms that the standards required within the Hospital recognise the Vision, Mission and Ethos of the Hospital as enunciated by the Sisters of Mercy and are consistent with the Ethical Code for Hospitals issued from time to time by the Archdiocese of Dublin

  • Provides a resource and referral facility for the Hospital staff in providing information on ethical principles

  • Organises and co-ordinates arrangements within the Hospital for on-going discussion, debate and education relating to ethical matters and developments

  • Advises the Board of Directors regarding the best means, in line with available facilities of monitoring ethical standards

  • Develops initiatives to heighten awareness of the Ethical Code and the standards to which it subscribes (Introduction to the department and the services it provides)
  • Appoints a sub-committee (Research Ethics Committee) to review research studies and clinical trials in accordance with current law

Research Ethics Committee:

  • Reviews all clinical research conducted in the Mater Misericordiae University Hospital

Multi Centre Clinical Trials Advisory Group:

  • Review relevant documentation for clinical trials that had received a favourable single ethical opinion from an Ethics Committee recognized by the DOH&C to review clinical trials under the European Communities Clinical Trials on Medicinal Products for Human Use, Regulations 2004, Statutory Instruments S. I. No. 190 of 2004 to ascertain if the clinical trials should proceed at the Mater Misericordiae University Hospital

Contact Details

Mater Misericordiae University Hospital,
Eccles Street,
Dublin 7.

Phone: 01 803 2971

Location and Directions

Level 0, Phase 1A, Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, Eccles Street, Dublin 7

Useful Links

Department of Health and Children

Irish Medicines Board

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